Warehouse & Distribution
Contractors are often judged by the way they finish a job. Finishing a warehouse/distribution (W/D) job is often more challenging than others. Some of the typical challenges near a job’s completion are the late setting of plumbing and mechanical equipment, additions required by special systems contractors and unforeseen code requirement concerns cited by inspectors. These are all present, and often of greater magnitude, on a W/D job. In addition, owners hire independent contractors to provide furnishings, conveyance systems, storage systems and other firms to fulfill other requirements unique to that owner’s specific needs. These contractors have the same typical needs near the end of a job as the customary construction team. By adding more of these typical needs the challenge to finish is compounded. Research, preplanning and prefabrication are just as important to W/D jobs as they are to other types of projects. In addition, coordination at the job level, an area where RMJ excels, is of utmost importance.