MPP Engineers, LLC

Industrial and Warehouse

As one of the largest developer, owner and manager of distribution warehouses in the world, Prologis needed to ensure that their warehouses at the Exit 8A Business Park lived up to their reputation.  The MPP Engineer responsible for the design of these buildings worked closely with Prologis representatives to design affordable warehouses that met the demanding floor levelness and flatness tolerances required for modern high bay warehousing needs.  With 32 foot clear heights, these warehouses were designed utilizing open web bar joists and joist girders, making use of the exterior precast concrete panels for lateral resistance.  With unique  green colored exposed steel mullions at the corner entrances, these buildings proudly wear the Prologis colors.

 

 

 

 

Cranbury Business Park Buildings 1-6

Cranbury, NJ

This 900,000 ft2 distribution warehouse was completed in 2006. The slab on grade is 6 inches thick and reinforced with synthetic fiber additive. The typical bays are 52 x 55 and the minimum clear height is 36 feet. The exterior walls are constructed of precast panels and the roof framing consists of long span joists supported by joist girders and wide flange columns. The lateral load resisting system consists precast concrete shearwalls and steel frames with flexible moment connections.

 

 

 

 

 

Matrix MWT 400

Washington Township, NJ

The project consists of two new large warehouse distribution buildings, 600,000 ft2 and 750,000 ft2.   The typical interior bays are 50 by 50 while the exterior bays are 50 x 60 with a minimum clear height of 36 feet throughout the building.  the roof framing consists of open web steel joist framing on joist girders.  The roof framing is supported on HSS steel columns.  The exterior walls consist of cast in place tilt up panels with a thickness equal to 8 1/2 inches with a maximum unbraced height of 36 feet.  The panels at the entry are 12 inches thick.  The ground floor slab consists of 7 inches thick slab on grade.   Based on the size of the building, expansion joints in each direction were provided.  The lateral load resisting system consists of a combination of concrete shear walls and an interior line of steel bracing.   

 

 

 

Middlesex II

South Brunswick, NJ

 

MPP engineers provided structural engineering services for an upgrade of an existing exterior drum storage pad located adjacent to a warehouse and shipping area. The project included the repair, restoration, and upgrade to the existing drum storage slab, perimeter walls, ramp, loading dock pit, and steps. In addition, the project included the construction of a new sub-grade containment basin.

 

 

 

Fisher Scientific Drum Containment

Bridgewater, NJ