DSV Warehouse and Office Center is a design-build, one million-square foot multi-use warehouse and three-story, 48,000-square-foot high-end office building located in Lancaster, Texas.
EMJ Construction is serving as the general contractor and will complete the project alongside O’Brien Architects. This project is monumental for both DSV and the city of Lancaster. Providing over 450 job opportunities for local citizens, this site also marks the first location in the United States in which all three DSV divisions will be represented: Air & Sea, Road and Solutions.
The team has had to do some creative problem solving throughout the course of this project due to a few factors unique to this project. Since there is a minimum height requirement of 40-feet for the inside of the building, the roof will peak in the middle and slope on both ends to accommodate. The building will also feature a specialized pre-engineered, non-shrinking floor slab system that required the tilt-wall panels to go up before the slab could be poured. As an employee-driven facility, the interior will include high-end finishes in the break room, office, and locker room areas.
The team broke ground on this project December 7, 2020. Since then significant progress has been made, including site work, steel erection, and tilt-wall panel erection.