In 1849, French gardener Joseph Monier wanted to make a more durable flowerpot. His solution involved an iron mesh to reinforce garden pots and tubs. That was the beginning of reinforced concrete and the basis of tilt-up concrete, an idea that wouldn’t be fully developed until more than 50 years later.
Now it can be found in our design for this 64,000 sf warehouse south of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Tilt-up construction has undergone many innovations over the years to get it to the product that is used today. Now because it combines higher quality details, faster delivery, and lower maintenance it is a popular option for building owners.
What will occupy the warehouse. Does a company or what is being stored there make a difference in how you build the warehouse?
This particular project is designed to allow for many different uses. The client is a logistic company and has to be able to accommodate a variety of business types to make the business plan work. This construction type gives maximum flexibility even to the potential of picking up and moving walls to make the space bigger. The durable long lasting construction can hold up to the harsh uses of warehouse while the flexibility allows for the space to be finished for office space. The location of the building will probably dictate a company that has a need for small office space and a large storage and shipping need. At this time a occupant is in the works, but nothing is official.