Revving Up the Future
Auto Metal Direct, a classic car parts distributor, selected Carroll Daniel Construction to design and build a new distribution/fulfillment center and showroom in Gainesville, Georgia as part of an important local economic development initiative.
On a Tilt
Tilt-Up or Tilt Wall Construction involves concrete panels that are poured on-site, utilizing wood forms and rebar, and then tilted up into place to form a building’s envelope. Some of the advantages of this technique are speed of construction and cost-effectiveness. While the technique itself is fairly standard in the industry, this project included creative architectural accents. The owner’s logo was actually cast into the wall (40’ high and 130’ long) and tilted into place, utilizing a negative mold created from Styrofoam. The final effect is a bold and dramatic statement that showcased the brand and it’s new presence in Gainesville, Georgia.
Expediting an 11-Month Schedule Despite Challenges
Auto Metal Direct had a hard deadline for moving into and beginning operations their facility. A challenge arose when the team was met with extensive rain during key periods of construction. They worked pro-actively before each rain event to grade and prep the building pad area in order to achieve swift drying periods. This require working weekends and doubling the foundation crew to ensure that the schedule stayed on track.