When an upscale department store chain found that they couldn’t keep up with online demand, they commissioned Nutec to provide integrated architecture/engineering for a 190,000 sq. ft. eCommerce Distribution Center in Pennsylvania. In addition to storage space, product picking areas, and new material handling equipment (MHE), a new 10,000 sq. ft. retail outlet was designed.
Working as part of a design-build team for a European pharmaceutical and chemical company, Nutec provided full-service design for a 60,000 sq. ft. warehouse expansion. Our scope also included preliminary rack storage layout to optimize the space and function with existing equipment already in use on the campus. The building was designed to LEED Silver Certification standards.
Facing increased costs for offsite, third-party storage, this major food processor relied upon Nutec to identify several options for developing a new freezer building adjacent to their manufacturing plant. After identifying areas of potential cost savings and providing overall project direction, Nutec was commissioned to design and construct the new facility.
As a result of booming business and inefficient distribution operations, a European food conglomerate retained Nutec to provide planning (including racking and slotting options) and then fully-integrated architecture and engineering services for a new 400,000 sq. ft. distribution center with 40 truck docks. The implemented solution utilized tilt-up concrete construction, and an ESFR system was employed throughout the facility.
When a leading manufacturer and distributor of coffee filters looked to expand their sales, they turned to Nutec’s supply chain professionals to evaluate annual transportation costs and identify both economical traffic lanes and alternative potential locations for distributors of its products. This was accomplished via a simulation and analysis of the existing distribution network.
This million sq. ft. warehouse was constructed for paint distribution, and includes more than 60 truck docks and a breezeway connecting the main building to two satellite structures also constructed as part of this project. Nutec performed structural engineering and design services.
Many developers of “big box” distribution centers prefer to use the tilt-up concrete construction for speculative warehouse space, and Nutec has worked with several firms to accomplish this. At one distribution campus in Maryland, Nutec has designed eight buildings covering more than 1.4 million square feet.
This multi-building distribution campus includes four speculative buildings with approximately 180,000 sq. ft. of space. The design received an award in the Industrial/Flex Office category from the Maryland/DC Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).