This design-build project for Old Dominion Freight Line in Memphis, Tennessee consists of 125,000 square feet of distribution space (267 dock doors), a 15,000 square foot main office, a 6,500 square foot administrative building, and a 40,000 square feet maintenance facility. Site work on this project includes a trailer and employee parking lot (35 acres), site lighting, a storm water management system, and underground utilities. The construction for all buildings consists of a concrete floor slab with concrete wall panels, and a conventional steel roof frame. The total duration for all construction activities was 14 months.
D.F. Chase, Inc. was chosen to construct this 436,800 square foot distribution center in Nashville, Tennessee. The center includes cross docks with all tilt walls. This project was completed in six months.
D.F. Chase, Inc. completed this 50,098 square foot, 83- door truck terminal and shop in Orlando, Florida. This fully lit site encompasses 17 acres and has heavy-duty asphalt and concrete paving. This project was completed under a Design Build contract arrangement between Old Dominion Freight Line and D.F. Chase.
SAAD Development called on D.F. Chase Construction to design-build a new 225,000 square foot fully-automated facility for end user FedEx Ground. The facility had a tight timeline to be designed in about 45 days and construction to be ready to hand over the keys to FedEx within 10 months. D.F. Chase was successful in turning over the building on time to a very pleased client, as well as the project came in under budget.
The site includes special features like two different types of sound walls to protect the adjoining neighborhoods from the parking lot truck noise and also extremely high security standards as are typical of the FedEx Ground parcel-handling facilities. There is an elaborate automated gate and barrier system with a standalone security building including metal detectors and turnstiles to process both employees and visitors.
The building frame includes precast concrete exterior wall systems with an integral multi-color paint scheme surrounding a conventional steel frame and TPO roofing system. The interior of this “all the bells and whistles” logistics’ center includes staff offices including many prototypical features specific to FedEx Ground use.
Chase Design-Build constructed the Averitt terminal and shop facility on the west side of Atlanta, Georgia. This complex includes a 125-door terminal, 300 truck parking spaces, a five-bay repair shop, a fueling complex, truck washing facilities, an exercise room, and related facilities.
Charleston, South Carolina
This project is the first of several planned new multiple use logistics facilities that D.F. Chase has managed the turn-key design and construction on for Averitt Express. This project was constructed of a pre-engineered steel frame with a 2" thick stucco embossed sandwich wall panel system meeting the recently changed energy code requirements. The facility is in coastal and earthquake zones both so the structure is designed to withstand hurricane force winds and designed for seismic activity also. The facility has a 20,000 square foot cross dock area to serve 35 trucks at one time, a 4,000 square foot attached office/driver facility along with a 46,000 heated and ventilated warehouse. The facility is also set up for additional warehouse expandability if required in the future. The building and site paving/concrete systems were all designed for use with standard truck and trailers as well as to handle overseas containers.
Farmington, New York
Fort Smith, Arkansas
D.F. Chase, Inc. was selected for the Averitt Express Fort Smith, Arkansas location. It is a 3,300 square foot office with a 30-door dock and 10,000 square foot attached warehouse. This project was completed and turned over to the owner for operation in 6 months. Site work operations were stringent with the site being a former foundry. We removed approximately 10,000 cubic yards of unsuitable material and imported new select fill for a sound building and parking lot base, topped with heavy duty concrete paving. The building structure was a pre-engineered metal building set on an elevated slab with a brick veneer on the office.
This project is located in Memphis, Tennessee on a 19-acre site at Getwell Road and I-240. The project was complete and turned over for operation in just 120 days. The addition consisted of adding 51,000 square feet to the dock, expanding the facility by 110 doors, and adding parking for over 500 truck trailers.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
This 310,000 square foot cross dock facility was constructed for Crown Enterprises, an affiliate of Linc, Inc. The building serves as an automotive sub-assembly distribution center for General Motors. The structure is a conventional steel frame with pre-cast exterior walls and a metal roof.
Spring Hill, Tennessee
D.F. Chase, Inc. was selected to construct this 328,000 square foot facility which serves as a parts distribution center for General Motor's Saturn manufacturing facility. The facility was constructed in four months and features precast exterior wall panels.
Crest Hill, Illinois
This facility is a ground-up design-build project which includes 6,500 square feet of office space, a 44,000 square foot dock with 100 dock doors, and a 13,000 square foot maintenance facility. The construction consists of concrete pre-cast panels with conventional steel framing, which gives the owner a very clean-looking, long-lasting, and durable structure. We started earthwork for this project in October of 2012 and completed this project at the end of June 2013 (eight month total construction schedule).
This design-build project consists of 20,000 square feet of office space renovation work, addition of 3,000 square feet of office space, addition of 50,000 square feet of distribution space (118 dock doors), renovation of 105,000 square feet of distribution space (210 dock doors), renovation of a 10,000 square feet fueling center, and a new 35,000 square feet maintenance facility. Site work on this project included an added parking lot, new site lighting, a new storm water management system and new underground utilities. With the benefit of being able to work on the site and work inside the building concurrently, we renovated the office areas while site modifications were underway. The office scope of work included not only new finishes, but completely new mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems as well as the addition of fire sprinkler protection throughout the entire facility to bring the building up to current code requirements. The dock addition consisted of an elevated concrete slab with a pre-engineered metal building. The maintenance building consisted of precast concrete wall panels and a structural steel frame. This building has maintenance areas, wash bays, a paint booth, and office space. The total duration for all construction activities was 14 months.
Park 840 is a 242-acre industrial park development located off Interstate 840 in Lebanon, Tennessee. D.F. Chase completed the Phase One portion of the site, consisting of 90 acres and containing building pads for multiple buildings. Building 100 is a 652,000 square foot speculative distribution center, including 88 dock doors, tilt-up concrete walls, parking for 400 cars, and accommodations for office spaces. This project was completed in five months.
D.F. Chase constructed a 17,000 square foot logistics and transportation facility in Monroe, Louisiana for Southeastern Freight Line. The new facility opened in May 2013. The site work at this facility was challenging based on the current makeup of subsurface material. There was approximately 40,000 cubic yards of fill imported to include both lime and soil cement stabilization to allow this site to withstand the rigors of everyday operations for Southeastern Freight Lines.
D.F. Chase, Inc. constructed a 15,000 square foot logistical transportation facility for Southeastern Freight Line in Tupelo, Mississippi. This facility is a ground-up facility. D.F. Chase started construction of the facility in November 2012 and turned it over on May 15, 2013. This site consisted of a Army Corp of Engineer waterway which had to be remediated by D.F. Chase in order for the building to be constructed.
This 80,000 square foot facility for distributing food to the hungry includes a 8,250 square foot freezer, a 3,800 square foot cooler, and a 3,000 square foot cook/chill production area. This new, state-of-the-art facility provides for the converting of perishable foods into shelf-stable products.
In October 2011, D.F. Chase completed this terminal, office, bunk house renovation in Valdosta, Georgia which included the addition of 6,500 square feet of office space (bunk house), an adjoining 6,000 square foot open dock with 25 doors, and a renovation of an 2,562 square foot existing office. Site revisions also included modifications to their 15 acre site to allow for added trailer parking, employee parking, trailer weighing, and access controls.
Asheville, North Carolina
D.F. Chase was awarded this project which was to be completed for Buncombe County, who required a very aggressive schedule. Mobilization occurred on June 11, 2013 and the completed facility was turned over on October 15, 2013. With a project schedule of only four months, our project team moved 53,000 yards of dirt to develop this site in order to be functional for the end user. While earth moving was underway, we installed a new storm sewer system, new utilities, and built retaining walls in preparation for curbs paving and perimeter security fencing. Focused on getting the building out of the ground, we cut the building pad from the exiting grades. Four days into the project, we had the 20,000 square foot pad cut out, underslab plumbing completed and began the building slab. Just 25 days after our mobilization, we had the building standing and structural steel being set. The building was dried in 40 days into the project. With critical coordination, scheduling adjustments required due to the record amounts of rainfall, and strong project team, we were able to meet the demanding schedule and also brought the project in under budget.