I-35 Logistics Park Warehouse Opening Ahead of Schedule
BSE Structural Engineers completed the structural analysis, design and detailing of Kansas City’s I-35 Logistics Park warehouse that opens April 2013.
The 821,663-square-foot warehouse project, located at 155th Street and Old Highway 56 in Olathe, Kansas in I-35 Logistics Park is the largest of its size in Kansas City metro. The speculative warehouse was developed by Kessinger/Hunter. The massive warehouse and distribution center spans more than 14 football fields and has 36-foot high clear structure. The structural design features structural steel superstructure, tilt-up concrete wall panels, metal stud walls, and concrete foundations.
Beyond the walls of the I-35 Logistics Park Warehouse
The warehouse is economically framed with 250 HSS columns, 14,450 linear foot of joist girder, 2,860 joists, 206 tilt-up concrete wall panels, 3 building expansion joints and over a thousand embed plates. All structural components were modeled and detailed using Revit structural systems. Revit was essential in fully coordinating the structural elements which resulted in a minimal amount of field coordination and aided in early completion of the project.
Why Kansas City?
Kansas City is an appealing location for companies to re-prioritize their logistics departments due to the new intermodal facility opening in nearby Edgerton, Kansas. Over the last ten years, the construction of warehouses, distribution centers and shipment facilities has increased.
The construction of the I-35 Logistics Park, follows the success of the nearby 600,000-square-foot speculative warehouse at 167th Street and Lone Elm, which was also designed by BSE Structural Engineers and developed by Kessinger/Hunter. BSE Structural Engineers provided the structural engineering analysis, design, and detailing for the structural steel superstructure, tilt-up concrete wall panels and concrete foundation for the warehouse that currently houses FedEx SmartPort and Bushnell Inc.
Plans for the 199-acre I-35 Logistics Park also include a 1.1 million square-foot building and a 919,000 square foot building. Read more about the appeal of the growing I-35 logistics corridor in this Kansas City Star article.
Read more about the I-35 logistics park by visiting the website of commercial real-estate firm Kessinger/Hunter.