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Vanguard Industrial

Summarize the project's program, features and achievements?

This project is the first stacked industrial building complex in Richmond, BC, Canada consisting of two buildings with approximately 200,000 ft. of floor space. Each unit boasts 23' clear ceilings, individual loading doors and access to numerous full-sized freight elevators. The concrete tilt-up and structural steel building features 240 parking stalls, an outdoor walkway connecting the units and large windows that provide natural light.

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

Responding to, and addressing, several architectural changes during the design phase while keeping the project on schedule.

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

Panels with varying heights and sloped tops along the perimeter of the buildings. Structural steel braced frames were used together with the tilt-up panels to provide the lateral force resisting system. Some panels also required “temporary" concrete legs to be cast-in-the panels to facilitate panel lifting. Those legs were cut when the panels were erected and braced.

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

The project is strategically located near all major hubs and commercial facilities in Metro Vancouver. It gives quick access to Highways 99 and 91, Vancouver International Airport, the City of Richmond's core, Downtown Vancouver, and the Port of Vancouver. The site also has great public exposure with access to major commuter and transportation routes.

 
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Project Location

Richmond, BC V6X 0W5
Canada

Project Images

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Project Team (TCA Members)

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Architect:
 
Engineer:
Krahn Engineering LTD
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Project Specifics

Project Category:
Production/Manufacturing
Building Types:
Distribution Center
Finishes:
Paint (Flat)
Features:
Insulation:
Uninsulated
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
2
Number of Panels:
70 panels
Total Floor Area:
213,000 sq ft (19,788 sq m)
Project Footprint:
76,000 sq ft (7,060 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
48 ft 0 in (14.63 m)
Widest Panel:
38 ft 0 in (11.58 m)
Largest Panel:
2,100 sq ft (195.1 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
140,000 lbs (63,503 kg)