Category Archives: Construction & Design

Primus Builders Inc. named recipient of 2017 IACSC Built by the Best Award

Primus Builders, Inc. was named the winner of the 2017 International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) Built by the Best Award for their project with Lineage Logistics.

IACSC Chairman Brian King presents the 2017 IACSC Built by the Best Award to the Primus Builders, Inc. team. (Pictured left to right: Brian King [A M King], Eric Boyer [Primus Builders, Inc.], Jay Navarro [Primus Builders, Inc.], Mike Jones [Primus Builders, Inc.], Jim Romine [Lineage Logistics], Mark O’Connell [Primus Builders, Inc.], and Corey Rosenbusch [IACSC-GCCA]

The award was given on November 3, 2017 during a general session at the 37th IACSC Conference & Expo following a presentation on the project by Primus and Lineage representatives.

Lineage Logistics contracted with Primus Builders, Inc. on an 180,000 square foot greenfield cold storage distribution center in North Charleston, SC. The LEED Silver-certified facility serves as a regional import/export hub for protein products destined for domestic and international markets. It features the newest high-capacity blast freezing technology and offers road and rail access (via a Norfolk Southern rail line) as well as immediate ship access to the Port of Charleston. The project faced significant challenges including two hurricanes that dropped more than two feet of rain on the site.

Award Finalist, Tippmann Innovation, also presented at the conference, for their project with Merchandise Warehouse. Tippmann helped Merchandise meet their customers needs and expand the scope of their initial project plan with 25% more pallet positions.

Information about the 2018 award will be available soon.

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IACSC Built by the Best Award 2017 Competition Open for Submissions

The International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC), a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance, strives to provide the tools, education, and resources to help members maintain a level of excellence within the construction sector of the cold chain industry. To recognize excellence and innovations in building temperature-controlled facilities, IACSC is pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 IACSC Built by the Best award submission period. With significant knowledge and experience in building cold storage and processing facilities, IACSC members are true experts in building the cold chain; thus all submissions must be led by an IACSC member contractor or design/build firm. Additional points are given when multiple IACSC subcontractors are involved on the project.

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Lineage Logistics, Titan Frozen Fruit Project to be Featured at IACSC 2016

Lineage Logistics contracted with Fisher Construction Group to build a 216,777 sq.ft. LEED certified facility, which includes 151,000 sq. ft. of cold storage and dock space, and 65,000 sq. ft. dedicated to onsite food processing for Lineage’s tenant Titan Frozen Fruit. With the capacity to blast freeze 1 million pounds of product per day, the facility will play a major role in meeting the expanding food processing needs in the Santa Maria, California region. One of the more unique factors of the project is the shared resources and expertise between the third-party logistics company and the food processor. This project will be featured as a keynote presentation during the Opening General Session at the 36th IACSC Conference & Expo, taking place November 10-12 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Continue reading

USGBC Adopts Energy Guidelines Proposed by IACSC and IARW

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has approved IACSC and IARW’s formal guidance document created for designers of cold storage and refrigerated facilities to use to certify buildings under USGBC’s LEED rating system. This landmark decision is the result of nearly five years of work by members of the IACSC-IARW Construction/Codes Committee and makes LEED more relevant for the cold storage industry. The guidelines present recommendations for best practice design that could be used and interpreted by designers of refrigerated storage facilities, or any section of that building, as the minimum baseline building model. More information: Continue reading

Working in the Summer Heat: OSHA Heat-Illness Prevention Campaign

Thousands of workers become sick, and even die, every year due to preventable heat-related illnesses. Construction site professionals are among those outdoor workers who are highly susceptible to heat-related illness, especially during the hot summer months. With July bringing temperatures in the higher digits to the United States, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration has released a reminder of advice companies and individuals can take to prevent heat illness. More

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