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Joliet, Ill.
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Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA selected Gray to design and build its new Midwest distribution center in Joliet, Ill. Located on 72 sprawling acres, the distribution facility serves inventory needs of stores throughout the Midwestern United States, as well as customer fulfillment. The central location of the facility allow goods to be received at coastal ports from both Asia and Europe, and then transported inland to Joliet. The facility features the largest solar rooftop in Illinois, featuring a

In 2018, the distribution center in Joliet was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council® (USGBC).

Project Facts

  • LEED Gold Certified
  • Schedule: 18 months
  • Total area: 1,250,751 s.f.
    • High bay area: 297,089 s.f.
    • Mid bay area: 330,515 s.f.
    • Low bay area: 609,838 s.f.
    • Office area: 13,309 s.f.
  • Floor construction consists of 4” Ductilcrete slab, 6” Ductilcrete slab, 10.5” Ductilcrete slab, 16” slab on grade with #6 bars at 12” each way 
  • Wall construction consists of precast concrete panels in the low bay area and insulated metal panels in the high bay area
  • Gray's 7th project with IKEA

Services Provided by Gray:

  • Architecture
  • Permit Procurement
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management