House of Schwan Inc.

Wichita, Kansas

ROLE
Preconstruction
Design-Build
Prime Contractor

SQUARE FEET
54,600 SF

ARCHITECT
Design-Build
PROJECT OVERVIEW

Dondlinger Construction was selected by the Owner and the representative of Anheuser-Busch to design and build this Controlled Environment Warehouse, Truck Drive-Thru, Storage, and Dock Extension. The main challenge for this project was to add to an existing building, make the improvements required by Anheuser-Busch, and keep the facility operating during the peak months during the summer, fall and Christmas holidays.

One of the challenges was to construct a new mezzanine over the existing dock that was extended. The trucks supplying product from Budweiser came every day, and the forklifts had to unload and take the product into the existing warehouse without being interrupted. The meetings with the Owner's representatives were numerous, but the work was completed on schedule without conflict of operations and construction.

The structure for this building is all Double T precast concrete wall and roof panels. The controlled warehouse has insulation in each wall panel to provide the necessary R-values required by Anheuser-Busch. While building this warehouse, footings and concrete panels were installed to make a future addition possible without additional work.