FedEx Distribution Facility
With online shopping booming, FedEx decided a large distribution center in South Bend was needed to meet demand for the company’s ground shipping services.
Abonmarche was brought in to conduct pre-construction surveys engineering, and construction administration for the project.
Preliminary engineering refined building and parking placements based on survey information and zoning ordinances. A final site plan was completed and submitted to the Area Plan Commission and the City of South Bend for approval.
A storm water management plan was prepared, including retention storage, drainage calculations, storm sewer sizing, finalizing the building elevation and grading, structure depths and details, discharge design and bank reinforcement, bank treatment, final grading contours, storm water pollution prevention plan, and related construction details. Permits were acquired and construction began with Abomarche providing construction administration services.
In the end, FedEx was armed with a more than 60,000 square-foot distribution facility, a nearly 10,000 square-foot shop building, and a guard shack in a location near highways to better serve customers.