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Industrial Warehouse Details and Tips for Success

Lean on Peak’s expertise and mastery of the details to get an edge with your next industrial build.

Buying, building, or leasing an industrial facility all start by engaging Peak’s experienced team of professionals. But first, you will need to understand your objectives, explain the benefits of exploring new criteria and evaluate all building considerations prior to initiating your project.

Tip #1: Team Members and Challenges

Key Team Members

  • Developer/Owner
  • Design Builder
  • Design Professional
  • Qualified Professional
  • Qualified Subcontractors
  • Real Estate Professionals


  • Incentives
  • Access and Utilities
  • City Constraints
  • Site Conflicts
  • Weather
  • Project Objectives
  • Unknown Conditions
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Building and Zoning Codes

Tip #2: Identify Site Criteria

  • Location and community
  • Trained work force availability
  • Transportation of raw and finished product
  • Queue time to and from locations
  • Available public utilities
  • Available public transportation
  • Redundant power
  • Fiber optic infrastructure
  • Adjacent public road jurisdictions & weight limits
  • Land architectural and use covenants
  • Easements
  • Zoning
  • Height restrictions
  • Similar projects in the area

Tip #3: Building Considerations

Key Considerations

  • Bay spacing
  • Racking and material handling
  • Truck dock and trailer space needs
  • Security
  • Auto & truck vehicle access separations
  • Interior clear heights
  • Lighting levels
  • Heating and cooling requirements
  • Floor loading
  • Truck dock doors
  • Dock lights
  • Dock restraints
  • Dock leveler capacity and type
  • Dock door frequency
  • Optimal speed bay depths
  • Interior safety

Optional Considerations

  • Operating energy efficiencies
  • Certification from independent third party
    associations of environmentally friendly
    projects (LEED)
  • Sky light or clerestory indirect lighting
  • Natural ventilation
  • Employee amenities

Collaborative Project Example

Rock Run XIV | Joliet, IL

Key Team Members

  • IDI Logistics | Developer
  • Peak Construction Corporation | Design Build GC
  • Sparks Architects, Inc. | Architect
  • Jacob & Hefner Associates | Civil Engineer
  • Avison Young | Real Estate Services
  • Scurto Cement Construction | Subcontractor
  • ATMI Precast, Inc. | Subcontractor
  • All American Exxterior Solutions | Subcontractor
  • Shambaugh & Son | Subcontractor

Site Features

  • Building Size: 291,728 sf
  • Land Size: +/- 15.3 acres
  • Ceiling Height: 36′ Clear
  • Dock Doors: 38 Dock High (Expandable) | 2 Drive-in Doors
  • Trailer Parking: 88 Stalls
  • Sprinkler: ESFR
  • Power: 2-1200 Amp Services
  • Flooring: Jointless 6″ Ductilcrete™ Floor Slab

Building Amenities

Off-site Natural Detention, R-14 Overhead Doors, Low Energy LED Motion Activated Lighting, High Efficiency Gas Fire Makeup Air Heating System, Interior Roof Drains, White-Primed Metal Deck and Skylights

“Putting together a team of professionals that share a common goal and that you can trust is very important for a successful project. This team of professionals has a history of success together.” – Jeffrey C. Smith, P.E. Vice President, Development | IDI Logistics

About Peak Construction Corporation

Peak Construction Corporation is a privately held, well-capitalized design-build firm, based in Chicago with a national reach. For over 25 years, the firm has delivered industrial, hospitality, office, healthcare, retail, multi-family, specialty and construction management projects for high-profile clients like Uline, Riddell, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, DHL, Holiday Inn and Marriott. Contact Peak Construction To Learn More About Hospitality Best Practices.

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