Eckman Construction provided full service commercial construction for the $21Million Raceway Commerce Center, an industrial/warehouse flex space project. The concrete tilt-up project includes two buildings, 211,229 SF and 178,909 SF, respectively totaling nearly 400,000 SF.
Located on a prime 32-acre site just off the SR-201 on-ramp/off-ramp near 5600 West in Salt Lake City, Utah, the location of the new commerce center is uniquely positioned in a location hub known for optimal shipping and receiving—benefitting the four tenants who occupy the new and innovative industrial/warehouse flex space.
Using the design-build delivery method, Eckman Construction completed the tilt-up project on-time during the extreme supply chain challenges of the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic. “I’m extremely proud of our Eckman team and the excellence and commitment they demonstrated on this project,” said Cooper Eckman, Managing Director/Owner of Eckman Construction. “Our long-established relationships with suppliers and subcontractors, combined with our proven resourcefulness, made it so we could successfully navigate the challenges of the project during the pandemic and deliver a high-quality project on-schedule,” Eckman continued.
Eckman’s resourcefulness included quickly initiating early procurement on long lead-time items. For example, electrical switchgear, transformers, roofing materials, structural steel joists, girts, decking, overhead doors, and insulation were all procured early in the process.
Additional project challenges were also successfully addressed by the Eckman Construction team and included site challenges with electrical infrastructure, wetlands, and a high-water table.
“There was no electrical infrastructure within one-mile of the project,” said Luiz Goncalves, Project Manager. “We planned early and were in persistent contact with the local power company to get the necessary power to the site,” Goncalves said.
To overcome the high-water table, the Eckman Construction team employed extensive de-watering methods for deep utility excavations. As for wetlands on the site, wetlands permitting, mitigation, and replacement was carefully coordinated early-on with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Although the primary building is complete, the Eckman team continues to work at the site providing numerous tenant improvement projects for the companies who utilize the great workspace at the Raceway Commerce Center.
“This project represents the best of Eckman Construction and has resulted in a quality center for commerce in the Salt Lake Valley. We’re honored to have been entrusted to build this large-scale development with such positive outcomes,” said Eckman.