With a deep portfolio of distribution centers and warehouses, NuTec's team regularly works with manufacturers, food processors, and third-party logistics developers on high bay facilities, cold storage and freezer buildings, perishable goods, and tilt-up projects.
NuTec Design provided architectural and engineering services for conversion of an existing 300,000 sq. ft. warehouse into a high piled combustible storage facility with all new suppression system, fire alarm, power distribution, and lighting upgrades. An exterior standby diesel generator was installed and the building modified to comply with IBC requirements for high bay storage facilities.
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 the new facility.
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.
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.
Many developers of “big box” distribution centers prefer to use the tilt-up concrete construction for speculative warehouse space, and NuTec works 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 tilt-up 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).