Because of the increased need for warehouse and distribution centers near the growing ports in Suffolk, BCCG was approached by a repeat Client to assist with site selection and design-build a facility. BCCG worked with the Client to evaluate site feasibility. BCCG compared one and two building options to identify how they would best utilize the space. Once our Client identified their tenant, RoadOne, BCCG worked to change the plans to their specification, including using the space set for the second building as a trailer parking lot.
The chosen site was 40 acres and included an old munitions dump site. In order to make it usable, BCCG worked with the Department of Defense and Environmental Protection Agency to turn the land into a usable construction site. Once the DOD and EPA were done cleaning the site, BCCG was given special training on the procedure if other munitions were found.
Because of the needs of RoadOne, BCCG used a very aggressive schedule. This required deliberate planning to organized subcontractors to perform tasks in a highly organized pattern, working in tandem with all other trades as they weave through the building, coordinating steel framing in tandem with cement pours, in tandem with roofing, etc. Because of an unprecedented amount of rain, to meet the scheduling needs, BCCG used cement to stabilize the building pad.
The final facility will be a concrete tilt-up building with steel framing and metal decking, and have 81 docks, 12 acres of trailer parking, 334,500 sf of short term storage space, and a small 3,500 sf office.