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Southlink Logistics Center

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Southlink Logistics Center is one of the largest new industrial warehouses in the Dallas metropolitan area. The 1.04 million-square-foot tilt-up industrial complex is located on Cleveland Road south of Interstate 20, an area of South Dallas seeing significant warehouse development thanks to its favorable location from a logistics perspective. On more than 125-acres, it involved the construction of 2,800-linear-feet of public roadway and public infrastructure, a Siphonic Roof Drain system, 915,000-square-feet of private parking and drive areas, as well as landscape and utilities. The building stands 50 feet in height and features 184 overhead doors, just over 500 parking spaces, a 1,612-square-foot office area and a clear height of 40’. A unique and highly productive feature for this massive tilt-up building are the two 70-foot speed bays which allows enough room to unload a full 18-wheeler and have room to operate the forklifts behind the unloaded products. The development site allows Hines to even expand the building to a 1.5-million-square-foot facility or plans for an additional 400,000-square-foot warehouse building. The original project design included a 36-foot clear height. During pre-construction, the client strategically made the decision to raise the clear height to 40 feet while pressing the need to meet FM Global standards. Utilization of Siphonic Roof Drains allowed for a 620-foot cross dock, 70-foot speed bays, maintaining a 40-foot clear height with Top of Steel staying at or below 45 feet and maintaining standard roof slopes. This design met all the client’s needs. Although Siphonic Roof Drains aided in the efforts to build this massive warehouse, it also posed a significant challenge as it related to the structural steel and sprinkler piping. Siphonic Roof Drains are designed to be level. The roof structure was designed to slope and the sprinkler piping and hangars typically follow the roof slope. The team had numerous conference calls and on-site meetings to figure out a successful solution.

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Project Location

Dallas, TX
United States

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Project Specifics

Project Category:
Building Types:
Paint (Textured)
Number of Floors:
Number of Panels:
226 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
232,926 sq ft (21,639 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
1,044,647 sq ft (97,048 sq m)
Project Footprint:
1,044,647 sq ft (97,048 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
52 ft 11 in (16.13 m)
Heaviest Panel:
168,021 lbs (76,213 kg)
Longest Spandrel:
36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)