The rise of e-commerce has shaped U.S. warehouse facilities into next-generation logistics hubs. This transformation has radically changed the way these facilities are designed and constructed.
Here are eight ways that modern warehouse facilities demand more from construction firms than those of a decade ago:
They are larger
The size of warehouse projects has ballooned as these facilities have morphed from simple shipping and receiving facilities to high-tech, automated processing centers. In fact, the number of warehouse projects of 1 million square feet or more increased from 23 to 48 from 2007 through 2018, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.