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Logistics 16

Summarize the project's program, features and achievements?

Logistics 16 is a state-of-the-art distribution facility constructed with tilt-up methods requiring over 54,000 cubic yards of concrete to be poured within over 1 million square feet of the combined distribution centers. This massive project consisted of three single-story buildings and remained a zero-incident project for all DANKO crew members and subcontractors and was completed under budget in 84 weeks. Safety was a primary focus for this project for all contractors on site. From pre-job training to daily and weekly safety meetings, it was our goal to ensure that DANKO did their part to provide a safe working environment for all crew members and subcontractors.

Outside the building, multiple, level sidewalks for all company personnel to walk safely into the building. There are (2) ramp entrances at each of the (3) buildings that allow for inside and outside equipment to safely enter and exit the building for any reason necessary. These buildings are equipped with (106 total) dock doors. The panels on these specific buildings were very challenging to construct and set, multiple pick plans and safety plans were established to seamlessly erect the spandrel and offsetting flag panels within the building corners.

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

Inclement weather, design changes, and other schedule impacts presented a variety of challenges that required teamwork, communication and coordination with the general contractor, engineers, and sub-contractors. DANKO Concrete Construction ensured that all issues with slab-on-grade and tilt-wall construction were met with notice via collaboration and execution to ensure there were no negative impacts on the general contractor's schedule. With this project specifically, Logistics 16 required meticulous coordination and scheduling, as there were (3) large distribution centers built on this plot of land. From coordinating our crews, ensuring our submittal process was followed and executed, working around inclement weather conditions, scheduling our crane and brace rentals, and meeting the general contractors schedule, these buildings took an all-hands-on deck approach from everyone involved from DANKO. Site conditions for this project were quite an obstacle as when it rained, it would hinder us and our ability to move throughout the project significantly. DANKO had to become creative in the way we worked around this inconvenience to ensure our work was completed and the general contractors' schedule was met or exceeded. We used heavy duty crane mats to ensure out site was in top condition for our crane to move around and erect the panels safely on all (3) of these buildings. With working in this area of the state, we had to acclimate to the soil conditions which had more sand in the ground than clay or dirt, which we normally encounter.

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

The storefront panels are a specialty, made of brick form liner that gives the building a state-of-the-art, modern appearance. In this instance, the storefront was constructed with specialized “F"- shaped panels that must be held with a temporary concrete leg due to weight constraints that is later sawed off once final attachments are made via the roof and corresponding wall panels. In this case, a portion of this panel was depressed to allow faux glass to run the length of the wall panel gap that was created after the removal of the temporary concrete legs. This gives the appearance of glass running uninterrupted along the tilt-wall panels that create the storefront, perfect for potential second-floor office space. The glass façade, and the specialty tilt-walls used to create it, round out the look and feel of the storefront to an updated and classy building with sharp angles and reflective surfaces that are in stark, attractive contrast to the surrounding open sky.

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

This brand-new distribution center has a great impact on community jobs with goods and services being closer and more obtainable for everyone, while generating hundreds of local jobs in the community.

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Project Location

Bloomingdale, GA 31302
United States

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Project Team (TCA Members)

General Contractor:
Ordner Construction Company, Inc.
Concrete Contractor:
DANKO Concrete Construction

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Building Types:
Distribution Center
Paint (Textured)
Number of Floors:
Number of Panels:
387 panels
Total Floor Area:
1,011,378 sq ft (93,957 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
52 ft 11 in (16.13 m)
Widest Panel:
42 ft 8 in (13.00 m)
Largest Panel:
1,573 sq ft (146.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
191,000 lbs (86,636 kg)