Miller Completes Fast-Track Build of Lincoln Property Company’s Miami Axis Park
Overcoming time and space constraints with innovative scheduling and sequencing, Miller Construction has completed the simultaneous build of three industrial buildings at the 415,460-square-foot Miami Axis Park in Hialeah for owner Lincoln Property Company.
While constructing all three structures at once delivered significant savings in time and costs, it demanded precise scheduling and creative approaches, explained Miller Construction President Brian Sudduth. For example, Miami Axis Park’s site plan makes highly efficient use of its 20-acre site at 725 SE 9 Court, Hialeah, which meant limited space for staging and operations. “Site work required bringing elevations to grade, with little space to store dirt,” Sudduth said, “so we removed and stockpiled dirt offsite, then trucked it back to complete grading.”
Space limitations also dictated that pouring and lifting tilt-wall panels had to be done on the slabs and supplemental casting beds. To meet a 10-month structural timeline, Miller’s complex sequential scheduling kept the tilt crane moving and saved about two weeks. “We lifted 90 percent of panels on Building 100, then moved to Building 200 while the remaining panels were poured on Building 100’s slab, and so on, with all the project’s subcontractors tightly scheduled,” Sudduth added.
Miami Axis Park is Miller’s first project for Lincoln Property Company and included shell construction of the 212,760-square-foot Building 100, as well as 96,540-square-foot Building 200 and 106,160-square-foot Building 300. The site is bounded on the east by Florida East Coast Railroad property. With Building 100 located close to the boundary, Miller’s crews built one side of that building from the interior by double-lifting the panels using a process known as top-picking. This process was also utilized at the north side of Buildings 200 and 300 due to the proximity of the overhead power lines along SE 5th Street.
Designed by RLC Architects of Boca Raton, the buildings maximize warehouse and distribution operational efficiency with a 36-foot clear height ceiling and 60- by 54-foot interior column spacing in Building 100. Buildings 200 and 300 have 32-foot clear height ceilings and 50- by 52-foot interior column spacing.
Miami-based engineering project team members were Puga & Associates (MEP), DDA Engineers (structural) and Langan Engineering & Environmental Services (civil). Leasing is underway by Fairchild Partners of Miami.
About Miller Construction – Miller Construction is a prominent design/builder and construction services firm serving South Florida industrial, retail, commercial, healthcare, hospitality, and education markets since 1973. For information: www.millerconstruction.com.
About Lincoln Property Company – Headquartered in Dallas, Tex., Lincoln Property Company focuses on real estate investment, construction, and development, in addition to property management. The firm’s commercial property experience spans more than 125 million square feet of development and over 250 million square feet of property managed/leased. For information: https://www.lpc.com.