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Industrial Warehouse Details & 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 Construction’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: Understand Your Team and Project Challenges


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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


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

Contact Peak Construction about your Industrial project today.

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