Warehouses and commercial buildings
To build a commercial warehouse it certainly requires a practice with many parameters to consider, in order to achieve very high standards:
– habitability and comfort
– versatility of spaces
– management economics
– expandability and modularity
– usage features
– safety for workers and users
– preparation for possible adaptation to new regulatory requirements
To plan the construction of a shed in a quick, economical and as efficient way as possible, it is important to know that, depending on the intended use, you will have different needs.
Whether it is a warehouse, a materials shed or a production hall, an exhibition hall or a logistics shed, all should fulfill a specific purpose and do it in the most efficient and optimal way possible.
Depending on the type of shed to be built, various standards must be respected for construction, which in turn are directly related to the type of use.
For example, a logistics warehouse must have sufficient space to maneuver means of transport, while a retail warehouse must comply with special fire protection regulations due to its subsequent public traffic.
While the logistics warehouse requires the development of the logistics department and the technology for moving products into and out of the building, the large-scale retail warehouse is more than anything else: function, design and prestige.
The use of the building is therefore decisive for the construction of the shed from the very first design. This is accompanied, in a second phase, by the planned dimensions of the building, which largely depend on the final purpose of the construction itself.
The internal space of the shed
To avoid unpleasant future economic disadvantages it is important to consider in advance the amount of areas that will be needed, especially for the construction of a warehouse or a logistic shed and then ask what will be stored.
Depending on the goods produced or stored, the surface of a shed can be established precisely, above all it allows for cost control.
Internal flows and paths
Will there be a lot of self-transportation and a large flow of movements inside the shed? Will there be pallets with large goods or metal shelves?
These questions must absolutely be included in the initial planning of an efficient and optimal construction of the shed to optimize the spaces and paths inside without creating chaos. Therefore, establishing the amount of space required for the logistics processes inside the building must be taken at the beginning of the construction of the warehouse.