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Denali Logistics Building 2

Summarize the project's program, features and achievements?

Denali Logistic Park is a new development in the Denver Airport submarket. This building is one of 3 large buildings designed with maximum flexibility in mind for future users. The site provides direct access to the Denver Metro area as well as the airport. The area is zoned as a special "Airport District" which allows for warehouse distribution, light manufacturing, high tech industrial, and e-commerce fulfillment center uses. The site features an abundance of trailer parking, the ability to fully secure each building and incredible site amenities.

What obstacles were overcome related to the schedule, budget, program, specification, site, etc. on this project?

The building site sloped significantly and the developer chose to build a sloped building to reduce the amount of dirt work necessary. The panels and foundations all had to accommodate a 0.05% slope across the length of the building which adds up to 5 feet of grade change. Even with the slope, grade was held low at the end of the building creating a need for retaining structures, ramps and stairs at one end of the building. The panel sub chose to cast the majority of the panels as rectangles and then make up the difference at the ends of the building.

Please communicate any engineering complexities or unique features of the panel design for this project?

The project includes multiple engineering challenges. The building slopes at 0.05% which create a 5'-0 differential across the building. Grade is low on one end of the building creating retaining issues. The building is 980 feet in length which requires an expansion joint. No braced frames were used in the building creating a wide open space which is ideal for leasing.

What is the potential for this project's impact on the community and/or environment?

This development brings new and updated front-park, rear-load space with multiple site amenities such as a basketball and pickleball court. Attention to detail and providing modern amenities to set this development apart from the competition was very important to the developer. In the tight leasing market, they looked towards thoughtful space planning to allow shared amenities, the potential for increased trailer parking, and the ability to easily secured each building separately.

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Project Location

Aurora, CO 80011
United States

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
Arch-Con Corporation
Concrete Contractor:
Suntec Concrete
Ware Malcomb
Peak Engineering, Inc.
Rocky Mountain Photography

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Building Types:
Distribution Center
Paint (Flat)
Paint (Textured)
Interlocking Panels
Shadow Panels
Stacked Panels
Number of Floors:
Number of Panels:
114 panels
Total Floor Area:
205,000 sq ft (19,045 sq m)
Project Footprint:
205,000 sq ft (19,045 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
45 ft 0 in (13.72 m)
Widest Panel:
34 ft 0 in (10.36 m)
Largest Panel:
1,500 sq ft (139.4 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
147,764 lbs (67,025 kg)