A Chicago-based private real estate investment firm contracted with Eckman Construction and its design-build partner, AE Urbia, to design and construct two Class-A industrial warehouses. The modern rear-load buildings are designed to meet the needs of flex industrial tenants. The site is near the Salt Lake City International Airport and California Avenue in a diverse industrial concentration in the Salt Lake City area with direct access to major highways.
Because the site is adjacent to the Great Salt Lake, issues regarding wetlands required consultation and coordination with the Utah Division of Water Quality. The design-build team accounted for potential schedule impacts for securing a wetlands permit. The team also successfully navigated Salt Lake City’s rigorous process to receive a building permit.
As the general contractor, Eckman Construction self-performed the fabrication and installation of tilt-up concrete panels. Challenged with working within the client’s financial model while facing construction price escalation, Eckman employed a strategy of placing an early order for the steel package. The mitigation strategy yielded $1 million in savings.
With a current portfolio that spans 29 states, this is Brennan Investment Group’s second project in the Salt Lake City area to be built by Eckman Construction.