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Project Freeport West Landmark Building #4

Project Size

686,856 sq ft

Project Dates

9 months

Project Location

1862 S. 4800 W. Salt Lake City, UT

Successful businesses know that a satisfied customer is a repeat customer. One of the best examples of this truth for Big-D is Freeport West.

  • Honorable Mention, Industrial Over $5 Million, ABC Utah | 2008
  • Self-Performed Concrete

Project Description

Freeport West has been developing, leasing. and managing commercial industrial properties and warehouse distribution centers in Utah since 1963. Big-D Construction had performed construction work for the company in the past, but our work on Freeport West’s Landmark development has spanned eight years and almost as many building projects. The Landmark development, which is located minutes from downtown Salt Lake City and the Salt Lake International Airport and close to several major trucking routes, is an important set of properties for Freeport West.

Freeport West hired Big-D for this second project based on our superior performance on Freeport Landmark Building 1 project. This project was larger, more expensive, and more complex, but we completed it in nine months, just as we did for the Freeport West Landmark Building 1 project. This project incorporated a number of site improvements, including an equipment yard, a fire pump house, a parking lot, and access roadways. We also performed site utility work for water lines, sanitary lines, storm sewers, natural gas, and primary electrical and communication systems.

The site work also presented us with some unique challenges. The 35-acre site was once part of the Great Salt Lake, and as a result, soil conditions were unusually susceptible to snowy and rainy weather conditions. Through pre-planning, Big-D established a site work schedule that allowed us to move forward without soil-condition delays.

The building itself was developed to provide flexibility to the specific needs of a future tenant. The open shell contained fire-riser rooms with potential to create administrative, warehouse, or other areas as necessary to meet tenant needs. This 686,865-sq ft distribution/warehouse project included complete electrical, mechanical, and fire-protection systems. The structure features concrete tilt-up walls with long-span steel structure, and open-web joist and deck roof construction.

This project incorporated multiple sustainable-design features, including high-efficiency lighting and water-efficient landscaping, which provided additional value and energy savings to the end users—Freeport West’s future tenants. For greater sustainability during construction, we used asphalt from rotomilling for reuse, implemented a construction waste-minimization approach, and minimized energy use from travel by using locally purchased materials and employing local laborers.