[Guest blog post by Lithko Contracting LLC]
Cranbury Station Park is one of the largest industrial real estate developments in New Jersey. Located on Exit 8A’s last large-block parcels of land, it provides easy access to millions of consumers. Lithko completed the concrete construction on the first 900,000 square foot tilt up distribution center in this park in 2015. Due to the success of this project, Alston Construction selected Lithko to provide the concrete services on the second build to suite distribution center at Cranbury Station. Lithko installed the 36 feet clear foundations, 8 inch thick slab on grade, 10 inch thick insulated tilt up panels, and site concrete paving.
The drawings were not complete at the start of the project. Utilizing our detailed planning processes and coordination with Meadow Burke, Thermomass, and A.H. Harris, we were able to adapt and successfully handle all of the drawing changes for the insulated tilt up panels. Harris provided all of the lifting and bracing inserts. Their tilt up construction expertise and their ability to adjust to the design updates had a significant impact on the outcome of this project.
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Despite the inclement weather and the drawing revisions, the project team was able to successfully complete the concrete construction, including the successful erection of 112 tilt up insulated panels in four months.
From Harris Account Manager Joe Giere: Keith Varga handled the office business from Lithko in PA and I took care of the jobsite in NJ. We rented braces and HP forms and supplied all the lifting and brace inserts from Meadow Burke. We supplied Glu Down and some misc. items. We've done demos on site with our partners at MBW, Glu down, Wagman and CTS Rapidset. Large jobs like this one get us excited, because Harris can supply materials for nearly all parts of the project. From geotextiles to foundation in the earlier stages, reinforced concrete (forming, shoring and til-up, precast in some instances) to waterproofing up the walls, insulation, site work solutions and safety gear, Harris has it. Lithko has been a long term partner of ours and is one of the most respected contractors out there. Always a pleasure to work with!
About Lithko: Lithko Contracting, LLC is a full-service concrete contracting company with a unique local service model designed to keep co-workers close to home and support career growth. Lithko was formed in the early 1990s by a group of commercial concrete construction professionals who had grown weary of the constant travel their jobs required, and the strain that travel put on their families. To support growth without the excessive travel, they targeted their work to middle-market projects and focused on opening additional locations. In the early 2000s, the company expanded its leadership team and further developed the business model. Today, Lithko operates more than 13 business units within the U.S., with plans to open many more. Make sure to check them out on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & their website Lithko.com.
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