The project to build an extra food-grade warehouse will help ABW meet increasing storage demands for current and future confectionery clients who need temperature-controlled storage and handling services.
Storm water management
The 168,585sq-ft facility has space for 30,974s and includes two mezzanines (5,683sq-ft) and an office (536sq-ft).
Dan Crist, VP, A M King, said design challenges included working with unsuitable soils, storm water management and creating space for the trailers during construction so that ABW could continue its 24/7 operations.
Other features in the design included: 7.45 acres of site improvements, a 120,000sq-ft outdoor pavement, the upgrade of campus utilities and development of an underground retention system with a 67,602cf capacity.
The building itself has a steel edifice with a 4-inch IMP (insulated metal panel) metal skin and an 80-mil TPO roof membrane, conforming to FM global standards.
Inside it installed 9-inch thick monolithic traprock shrinkage-compensating concrete slabs and LED light fixtures.
A M King is a design-build firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina with clients in the food distribution, food processing and industrial manufacturing sector.