Warehouse / Distribution

DFW Trade Center 6 - DFW Airport, Texas


TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc. provided structural engineering services to the architect for this high bay, 500,000 sq. ft. single story structure. The construction consists of exterior (site cast) concrete "tilt-up" panels , "tube steel" columns (on drilled, straight-shaft piers) with a joist and joist girder roof structure. The typical bay spacing is 52'-0" x 46'-8" with a 60' "speed bay" at the dock doors. The "footprint" of the building is 1250' x 400' and "moment" frames were employed to resist lateral wind loading. TRC was also responsible for the design of the tilt-up concrete panels.

Key Structural Components
7 ¼" thick Concrete Tilt-Up Panels
24" or 36" straight-shaft piers 4' in to bearing strata
6" Slab-on-Grade (w/ #3's at 18 ocew) or 7½" SOG for heavy rack load situations
HSS 16x8x3/8" (steel tube) columns
30" deep joists on 44" or 48" deep (location dependant) joists girders
32'-0" "Clear Height" requirement (w/ alternate to go to 36')
Design Team
Planning / Programming: Trammell Crow Co. and Clarion Partners
Architect: GSR/Andrade Architects
Structural Engineer: TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.
Contractor: TBD
New Construction: 500,000 GSF
Construction cost: (+/-) $11,000,000
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