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New Salem 85

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.

 
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Project Location

Jefferson, GA 30549
United States

Project Images

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
FCL Builders
Concrete Contractor:
Martin Concrete Construction Inc
Architect:
Randall-Paulson Architects
Engineer:
PES Structural Engineers
Suppliers:
Martin Concrete Construction Inc
Photographer(s):

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Distribution
Building Types:
Distribution Center
Finishes:
Paint (Textured)
Features:
Voids
Insulation:
Uninsulated
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
1
Number of Panels:
161 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
134,823 sq ft (12,525 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
636,000 sq ft (59,084 sq m)
Project Footprint:
636,000 sq ft (59,084 sq m)
Largest Panel:
1,201 sq ft (111.6 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
138,000 lbs (62,596 kg)