Summarize the project's program, features and achievements.
New Salem 85 is located just off of I-85 with three access points off New Salem Rd providing superior access to Metro Atlanta and regional population centers. The Class-A 640,000 SF building delivers modern, cross-dock distribution space with state-of-the-art specifications including 36' clear height, concrete truck courts, abundant car parking and trailer storage, and a dedicated circulation drive. Additional design features include 2-story glass at entries with angled soffit and formliner accent bands. Architectural metal canopies and up/down pendant light fixtures are included at the office entries.
What obstacles were overcome related to the schedule, budget, program, specification, site, etc. on this project?
New Salem 85 had the challenge of avoiding stream buffers on the site. The site also required a 40' retaining wall. Slab repairs were required post-pour on 3,000 SF of ductilecret due to crazing. Crazing occurs at a very early age due to rapid loss of moisture due to a change in relative humidity at the surface. Repairs were made without much delay.
Communicate any engineering complexities or unique features of the panel design for this project.
The building entries include angled EIFS SOFFIT and recessed glass. Entry return panels and steel frameworks were used to support glass openings.
What is the potential for this project's impact on the community and/or environment?
The project provided the opportunity for new construction and improvements in the surrounding area. Roadwork has been updated between the project and I-85.
Jefferson, GA 30549
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