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UPS Sandy Creek Hub

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The UPS Sandy Creek Hub is one of the largest developments Fulton County, Georgia has seen in years. This massive hub features 2.74 million sf of concrete. The 1.24 million sf distribution center also features 1.5 million sf of concrete paving. The impressive distribution center features seven 100,000 sf “fingers” that branch off creating a unique layout to the building. The fingers are designed for hundreds of UPS trucks to efficiently load and unload products. This project showcases over 2 miles worth of tilt up wall, 40 million lbs. of concrete panels, and over 300 miles of conveyor belt. Martin Concrete was able to produce, place and finish over 90,000 cubic yards of concrete due to their vast in-house resources. Martin Concrete’s subsidiary, Full Tilt Crane Services, successfully erected all tilt-up panels. The project was completed within the desired scheduled time frame.

The project achieved an 84% ENERGY STAR Target Finder Score. Morrison Hershfield completed the model based on the building design and compared input the model into ENERGY STAR to determine energy efficiency for the building systems. Building Mechanical Commissioning was completed by Morrison Hershfield for Green Globes Compliance. This commissioning effort was to make sure that the mechanical systems are operating as intended and fully optimized per the design. The project achieved a 46.8% water reduction for the project. This is based on the projects plumbing fixtures and occupancy usage. Integrated design was completed for the project, which included all design team members and contractors to meet and agree on construction material usage to meet Green Globes sustainable material standards. The project provided environmental product declarations for the building materials for all interior and exterior construction. These EPD’s evaluate the projects cradle to grave for sustainability and material performance. Mechanical refrigeration used R-410A. The project used either zero VOC or low-VOC paints and coatings for the project to reduce contamination of the indoor environment. Waste management and waste diversion was complete for the project and the construction waste was reduced from the landfill and recycled .

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Project Location

Atlanta, GA
United States

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Project Specifics

Project Category:
Building Types:
Paint (Textured)
Number of Floors:
Number of Panels:
483 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
351,986 sq ft (32,699 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
1,240,000 sq ft (115,196 sq m)
Project Footprint:
1,240,000 sq ft (115,196 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
52 ft 0 in (15.85 m)
Heaviest Panel:
148,925 lbs (67,551 kg)
Longest Spandrel:
30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)