- Client: Fareway Stores, Inc.
- Location: Boone, Iowa
- Dates: April 2009 – April 2010
- Size: 140,000 SF
- Delivery: Design-Build
Fareway Stores, Inc. has trusted Dean Snyder Construction (DSC) to build their grocery stores for more than eight years, so when they needed more space at their headquarters in Boone, Iowa, they knew they could trust DSC to design and build a new 140,000 SF warehouse.
During the design process, the experts at ATURA architecture, a wholly-owned subsidiary, listened to Fareway’s needs and concerns and worked to create the most efficient facility. The 75-foot-tall, 100,000 SF warehouse area is a pallet rack-supported building, built without any contemporary structural steel. Above the eight levels of product storage, the metal decking and rubber membrane of the roof attach directly to the racking system. Insulated wall panels add to the efficiency of the building. The fully-automated storage system utilizes robotic cranes that move pallets of product down the aisle and up to specified level.
The warehouse floor is a structural slab consisting of 100 tons of rebar and 3,900 cubic yards of concrete. Planning and communication were key as rebar had to be placed to miss approximately 10,000 anchor bolts that were eventually drilled into the slab for racking system.
The 40,000 loading dock and office area consists of structural steel framing and structural precast wall panels. Vertical store levelers with a continuous pit allow trailer doors to open from the inside, reducing hot or cold air transfer to while keeping insects and birds outside.