Pacific Coast Producers
This 700,000 square foot distribution center in Lodi California combines a pre-engineered metal building roof and column system with perimeter tilt-up panels providing the bulk of the lateral load resistance. Designed for quick transfer of goods, a rail spur routes train cars to one side of the building where forklifts offload freight and load them on to waiting semi trucks for delivery to grocery store shelves. The construction of this building was very fast-track. Fun fact: In order to keep construction on schedule despite forecast rain, the contractor employed a helicopter pilot to hover over the the work crew as they were finishing the slab on grade in the middle of the night.