United States Postal Service Processing

Project summary provided by submitting company.

The 818,000 square foot project is situated on a 48-acre site with three entrances onto the property and includes a 788,845 square foot Processing and Distribution Center with Administration, Maintenance and Employee Support areas.

The distribution facility features areas specified for a BMEU (Business Mail Entry Unit) and USPIS (United States Postal Inspection Services). The building consists of a Workroom, which houses fixed mechanization equipment and postal automation equipment and a Mail Platform with a total of 92 dock positions.

Also included in the overall scope of work is a 29,000 square foot Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) with 15 service bays, 2 body shops and a full-service wash bay.

USPS awarded the project 9/19/16 and construction began 9/26/16 to accommodate the aggressive 18-month completion schedule.

The 818,000 square foot facility combines operations from Portland, Mount Hood and the Portland Air Cargo Center, saving the USPS millions of dollars in operating costs. Early occupancy saved the USPS millions of dollars in leasing/operational costs. Schedule was compressed from 24 months to 18 months. This project was a Portland DJC Award Winner.

 
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Project Location

Portland, OR
United States

Project Images

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Project Team

General Contractor:
The Korte Company
Concrete Contractor:
Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Co., Inc.
Architect:
The Korte Company
Engineer:
 
Suppliers:
 
Photographer(s):
The Korte Company

Project Specifics

Project Category:
Distribution
Building Types:
Distribution Center
Finishes:
Paint (Flat)
Features:
Insulation:
Environmental:
Number of Floors:
2
Number of Panels:
166 panels
Tilt-Up Wall Area:
100,421 sq ft (9,329 sq m)
Total Floor Area:
788,845 sq ft (73,284 sq m)
Project Footprint:
788,845 sq ft (73,284 sq m)
Tallest Panel:
37 ft 2 in (11.33 m)
Widest Panel:
38 ft 3 in (11.66 m)
Largest Panel:
957 sq ft (88.9 sq m)
Heaviest Panel:
84,110 lbs (38,152 kg)