Demand for warehouse space brought on by consumer preference for online shopping has fueled a big-box tilt-up construction boom. Tilt-up warehouses seem to be sprouting up everywhere there’s enough land to accommodate their enormous size. Tropical Logistics Park (pictured above) in Las Vegas features two buildings totaling over 1.3 million square feet including a single building with a footprint over 1 million square feet – one of the largest ever in Las Vegas. The project is developed by Caprock Partners. Lee & Sakahara Architects, headquartered in Irvine, is the project’s architect. Wright Engineers is pleased to have teamed up with LeeSak to provide structural engineering services for this project, as well as dozens of other tilt-up industrial/warehouse buildings over the past 30 years. We’re the structural engineer with LeeSak on over 4 million square feet of tilt-up industrial/warehouse buildings currently in design or under construction.
SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WORKING FROM HOME
We’re doing our part to flatten the curve. As an essential link in the construction industry supply chain, we remain fully operational with most of our team members working from home. Pictured above is a sampling of some of the many and varied work-from-home stations our team members have set up
ASK THE EXPERTS: SOCIAL DISTANCING TIPS FROM ENGINEERS
David Winn (VP and director of Utah Operations): “I was on the phone with a client yesterday and he commented that we should put out a list of social distancing tips from engineers since we are so good at it.”
Brent Wright: “Got any ideas?”
David then emailed a list of several “tips” that Brent attempted to convert into Right Brain cartoons like the one above. You can see more “Social Distancing Tips From Engineers” cartoons inspired by David here.
The COVID-19 pandemic is no laughing matter, and we’re taking it very seriously – as we all should. But in the midst of the resulting stress and worry, some of our engineers have been unable to resist making wise cracks about our social distancing policy, like, “It’s an engineer’s dream come true!” or “What’s the big deal? I’ve been doing this my whole life.” We can take the current pandemic situation very seriously, but it’s still okay to laugh a little. Smile and be safe.