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NorthPoint Coca-Cola Distribution

Coca-Cola Company had a vision to expand and combine all facets of a manufacturing and distribution facility into one location. The Northpoint Coca – Cola facility was the first Coca-Cola plant built in the US since 2006, and its goal was to better reach their Southwest Texas market. They chose a section of land with Hines Industrial Development that was close to major highways to facilitate and add to its distribution efficiency. This vision planning was for 933,390 square feet of a concrete tilt wall facility to house all their operations in one place. Construction began on the multi acre site which composed of 1.3 million square feet of 6.5 Inch, 7 inch, and 8 inch paving. The large footprint for these concrete tilt wall buildings where with 4 inch, 6 inch, 7 inch, 10 inch and 12 inch concrete slab on grade. Since these 4 multi-functional buildings plus 6 ancillary buildings included product manufacturing, storage and distribution great attention to detail for each individual one took place with our team. The industrial manufacturing component incorporated trench drains and sloped floors and 73,000 square feet of casting beds for the tilt wall panels. There where two main challenges to this project and one was the sheer number of panels that needed to be placed and somewhere in a very tight space or where no foundation was present. There are 501 total panels in this project and building D was one with a particular challenge. This was the smallest of the buildings and had the most interior panels. Since the area was so small, there was not a slab to brace to for the interior panels and they had to be cast on the slab adjacent and carried over to brace with helical anchors. The second challenge of this project was the defining characteristic and signature of this facility – the image of a giant Coke bottle that was cast into the tilt wall panel. Time was running out, and all the templates given to us where not giving the correct shape of the bottle that would work with the additional reveals that it joined up against on the panels. So we had to get creative and printed out a giant paper template made out of 8 larges pieces of paper and it was pieced together. Then the outline was made that was spot on to this iconic symbol. Additional they had to use casting beds to help create lift and separation of the Coke bottle from the reveals it sat beside. Ingenuity and creativity brought this project together.  
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Project Location

Houston, TX
United States

Project Images

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
 
Concrete Contractor:
TAS Commercial Concrete Construction
Architect:
 
Engineer:
 
Suppliers:
 
Photographer(s):
Dinah Simmonds

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Distribution
Building Types:
Distribution Center
Finishes:
Paint (Flat)
Features:
Angled Panels (Elevation-Edge/Shape)
Curved Panels (Elevation-Edge)
Reveals
Insulation:
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
2
Number of Panels:
501 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
403,114 sq ft (37,449 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
9,333,390 sq ft (867,072 sq m)
Project Footprint:
9,333,390 sq ft (867,072 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
49 ft 11 in (15.21 m)
Largest Panel:
1,175 sq ft (109.2 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
136,100 lbs (61,734 kg)