As construction manager, Aristeo planned, managed and built this 265,000 SF Last Mile Delivery Station in Wayne County, MI.
As the construction manager overseeing this 80-acre greenfield site, Aristeo managed nearly 40 different subcontractors over the course of the 11 month project schedule with manpower peaking at 200 personnel on site. This new 265,000+ SF distribution center includes a 42,000+ SF canopy, 16 loading docks, an underground storm water detention system, underground conduit for 350+ EV chargers and more.
Aristeo worked closely throughout the design process before mobilization to offer additional suggestions for building design and material, taking into account lead times and costs in the post pandemic market. For example, we priced out steel several times a month due to the rapidly rising prices and lead times. We also updated the projected project schedule numerous times each month based on the current lead times for necessary materials. Additionally, we presented an alternative solution for the pre-cast panels by utilizing pre-engineered metal buildings and using steel frames in lieu of pre-cast panels to help the owner make the most effective decision about its structure given its pricing, lead times and structural implications.
While managing the construction of the new distribution center, Aristeo also self performed the placement of 6,500 cubic yards of concrete and erected 860 tons of steel. We also completed the excavation and backfill to support the electrical infrastructure for hundreds of future EV chargers. Aristeo also installed miles of underground conduit for these EV charging stations, supporting the customer’s commitment to carbon reduction. Aristeo also successfully managed the project through many supply chain disruptions, impacting material procurement and overall project schedule. Thanks to the Aristeo team, this project was completed on time and with an excellent safety record.
The delivery station required a number of innovative solutions, including constructing an underground storm water detention system to mitigate the site’s impact to the protected wetlands it was built on. Additionally, we created conservation easements around the remaining 12 acres of wetlands and altered the project schedule during the hibernation period of two federally protected species in the area. Since the project was on wetlands, the soil condition was poor. The team cement stabilized soil in critical areas to remediate the site’s poor soil conditions. We also altered the project scope and design mid construction to adopt the owner’s company-wide initiative to add air conditioning units to all facilities. Aristeo modified the roof steel and installed structural brace frames after the building was erected to install 22 air conditioning units late in the schedule.
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