Design approach for an industrial development is different than many other project types. Often an industrial facility is constructed in phases, expansion taking place as demand increases. Consequently, the design of the site and utility elements for the initial phase must account for the future development. Utilities are sized for future expansion to minimize disruption to future operations when the building is expanded. Building pads are also constructed as a part of the initial phase to allow for easy expansion. Proper site and utility design in the initial phase will have long lasting benefits to the operations and future buildout of the site. Speed to market is also a key to industrial development, Dibble's relationships with reviewing agencies and knowledge of municipal specific permitting requirements help to obtain timely construction permits.

  • LOCATION » Surprise, AZ
  • ARCHITECT » SmithGroupJJR
Dibble completed the civil elements for the design of the new Gestamp Solar Steel manufacturing facility in the City of Surprise Solar Manufacturing District. Phase 1 improvements including the manufacturing building, an office building, and on-site access roadways on half of the 27-acre site. Civil design included horizontal and vertical design of these elements as well as approximately 2,500 linear feet of public water line and sewer and fire building services. The design and layout of Phase 1 considered the future phases with careful attention given to building loading access to the adjacent rail line. The future phases will consist of multiple buildings, many may connect to the adjacent existing or proposed building. As a manufacturing facility, large truck access and adequate space for truck maneuvering within the site is critical. We performed multiple truck traffic and turning movement analyses to assure proper access and truck stacking is provided without hindering traffic throughout the site.