General Mills Warehouse Facility
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
Hall & Hall Engineers, Inc. (HHE) partnered with Septagon Construction Company and General Mills to provide civil engineering design services for a new 9.1-acre warehouse. GM’s existing seventy-nine-acre parcel is located in southwest Cedar Rapids.
HHE’s design included roadways, semi-staging parking, docking and loading facilities, with stormwater management being a major design component. An in-depth circulation analysis was required to ensure facility programs functioned as intended with considerations for future expansion possibilities.
The warehouse is located on an existing tributary drainage-way conveying approximately 525 acres of runoff through the site to Prairie Creek due to site boundary constraints. Stormwater management included a detention/retention basin with an approximately 2.2-acre surface area.
Stormwater is released from the basin through two, 4’ x 10’ side by side concrete box culverts, conveying stormwater under a portion of the building. Overflow is conveyed through an opening provided in the building approximately forty feet wide by five feet high. A channel relocation and modification required securing a Joint Permit application from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers.
VAN METER INDUSTRIAL
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
While developing plans for the construction of a new warehouse facility, owners of Van Meter Industrial made a committed effort to involve designers that could help them achieve a LEED-rated building and site.
Hall & Hall Engineers (HHE) design used best management practices with stormwater retention, electric vehicle charging stations, and green architecture strategies. Native vegetation was utilized throughout the site to aid in achieving LEED Gold status.
Constrained site dimensions created civil engineering challenges for semi-trailer turnaround and material handling. HHE’s design developed a clear and simple layout maximizing the space available for safe and efficient truck maneuvering.
- Site Design and Layout
- Utility Infrastructure
- Drainage and Erosion Control
- Roadways and Parking Areas
- Detailed Site Grading
- Construction cost of $5 M
- LEED Gold Rating
Since 1986 Legacy Manufacturing has made high-quality industrial and automotive products, such as industrial hoses, grease guns, and plugs for air supply lines. As the company grew, they called on Hall & Hall Engineers to design, survey, and engineer their new HQ located in the on 21.55 acres in the new Marion MEDCO District.
The final build-out is a 124,000 SF building with 116,000-SF paved parking lot. An on-site bio cell provides a green stormwater management solutions unique to industrial sites. A regional stormwater basin captures the excess runoff and reduces the environmental impact of the industrial site.
EL PLAST AMERICA
Hall & Hall Engineers (HHE) designed and engineered the American headquarters and manufacturing home for ELPLAST, a European-based manufacturer of plastic food packaging systems. Located near the Marion (Iowa) Airport, the site is subject to Marion Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO)’s unique developmental standards in exchange for economic incentives.
Successfully capitalizing on the project goals required an engineer not only with previous MEDCO experience, but also innovative and fresh solutions to any issue which may arise. Hall & Hall Engineers was the clear choice. HHE’s previous experience with MEDCO projects gave them the skills to navigate the unique aspects of a MEDCO approval process. Ultimately, HHE’s skills saved the client time, money, and headaches.
- Native Landscape
- MEDCO design and developmental standards to increase aesthetics that would differ from traditional industrial sites
- Stormwater BMP’s to reduce runoff and offsite impacts
- North American Headquarters for global company
mIRON cONSTRUCTION – IOWA DIVISION HEADQUARTERS
cEDAR rAPIDS, IA
Since 1918, Miron Construction has expanded from their humble beginnings in Neehah, WI to six regional offices throughout the Upper Mississippi River valley, with the newest one in Cedar Rapids, IA. Miron Construction has shown a commitment to achieving LEED-rated site and buildings, throughout its history
This commitment was evident in their selection of Hall & Hall Engineers, Inc. (HHE) as the civil engineer and landscape architect for the 18,800-SF Iowa division headquarters office and warehouse. HHE’s previous experience with green/LEED engineered projects ensured that the project would be a state-of-the-art green design.
The project includes 12,000-SF of office space and 6,800-SF of warehouse space utilizing best management practices (BMP’s) such as stormwater retention and green architecture strategies. Native vegetation was also used throughout the site to aid in achieving LEED certification, which is currently in process.
- Site Survey
- Plan of Improvements
- Civil Engineering (including Stormwater, SWPPP, & NPDES components)
- Landscape Architecture
- Construction Staking
- LEED elements and component engineering