Warehouse Contractors

Design-Build Solutions For Successful Warehouse Construction

PISL stands as the leading warehouse contractor and distribution space nationwide, serving as a reliable contractor for clients nationwide. We are highly competent in offering the best and most cost-effective warehouse design and construction solutions for our clients. This holds true whether it’s speculative developments or expansive distribution centres catering to e-commerce end-users, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs), and Third-Party Logistics (3PL) providers, demonstrating our capability across a diverse range of projects regardless of their complexity or scale.

Warehouse Design & Construction Considerations

When undertaking warehouse construction, numerous warehouse design and construction intricacies must be taken into account to achieve a successful development. Floor systems, external wall types, structure, bay sizing, building systems, and site design should all be extensively studied in the early stages of a project to ensure a functional and cost-effective facility.

Factors like space utilisation, existing site conditions, scheduling requirements, and more can impact the determination of the most advantageous choices for each of these elements. Working with an experienced contractor who is actively involved in the design and early stages of a project ensures that optimal design and construction decisions are made, resulting in a superior end product and an amazing client experience.

Warehouse Design & Construction

1. Floor systems

Choosing the right warehouse floor system necessitates an understanding of concrete kinds, site dynamics, and how a space will be used. Concrete floors can be reinforced or unreinforced, freezer/cooler compatible, shrinkage compensating, and tailored to the user’s floor loads and equipment route requirements.

2. Exterior wall types

Selecting warehouse exterior walls considers factors like size and schedule. Large facilities often opt for on-site poured concrete panels, which are cost-effective and have versatile finishes. Precast panels, produced offsite, suit tight schedules and are ideal for installation before the floor slab in certain circumstances.

3. Building structure

In planning a warehouse, factors like roof loads, wall cladding, and storage heights must be factored in. Engineered steel joists, rafters, and columns can span considerable distances and support substantial roof loads. Pre-engineered metal buildings allow versatile wall cladding options. For tall storage needs, rack-supported structures optimise space, often found in AS/RS facilities.

4. Bay sizing

Bay sizing and rack design are critical elements in the warehouse building. The width and clear height of the structure are used to determine forklift travel pathways, aisle widths and racking layouts. A skilled warehouse contractor who is familiar with industry standards is critical to guaranteeing successful construction and optimal facility performance.

5. Building systems

Decisions on dock types, sizes, and specifications have significance throughout the design phase of warehouse development. The functional requirements dictate whether mechanical or hydraulic docks are used. Electrical service, HVAC, fire protection, and lighting are all factors to consider, with strict adherence to code standards to avoid design change orders and occupancy delays.

6. Site design and selection

Guidelines dictate parking ratios, dock size, and office space distribution in warehouse site design. PISL’s expertise guarantees efficient and functional space utilisation. With increased competition for prime locations, PISL’s site feasibility services empower clients to make uniform decisions by providing cost information and aiding in cost and schedule considerations before construction. 

The PISL Infra Advantage

PISL’s distinctive design-build strategy eliminates the risk of upfront costs by providing customers with a complimentary preliminary design. Our integrated project delivery strategy unifies design and construction quality, capital expenditure management, and schedule adherence under a single point of contact. Clients enjoy the advantages of comprehensive integration as our team of construction experts deeply understands each business, strategically minimising risk exposure and delivering optimal value.