Kraft Foods | 2005 | 530,000 sf
Contract Delivery:
Construction Management
This is a new distribution and product mixing center for Kraft Canada. All products manufactured within 100 km of Montreal are shipped directly to this facility for eventual distribution across North America. Total building size is 530,000 square feet, 30'-0" clear, including 50'-0" bays, with refrigerated and air conditioned warehouse areas. The project was designed and built in a period of less than 8 months. As a result of the weak clay soils available, piled foundations and a drained construction platform with overbuilt access roads were required. Site logistics and the construction schedule were further complicated by the fact that the foundation work occurred in the early spring season. The slab design allows for heavy floor loading and includes features such as non-corrosive metallic hardener, special floor sealers and fully filled sawcuts. The shipping and receiving docks consist of continuous depressed trenches with vertical lift levelers, with all dock equipment, overhead doors, and dock lifts fully automated and integrally connected.