Daikin Industries, Ltd., the leading global manufacturer in heating, cooling and refrigerant products, is expanding its Goodman operations in the United States by constructing a new state-of-the-art business campus outside of Houston, Texas. The new $417-million campus (the largest single investment in Goodman’s four-decade history) is currently projected to be operational mid-2016 and will feature an over 4-million-square-foot tilt-up concrete building, the world’s largest.
Daikin requested that all functions be housed in the same structure, thus the building will incorporate a 1.8-million-square-foot distribution center, 1.7 million square feet of manufacturing space (plus 196,500 square feet of mezzanine), 231,598 square feet of lab space and a 202,600-square-foot office. The 497-acre site will also feature parking for approximately 5,000 vehicles.
The new facility, when finished, will include one of the largest and most technologically advanced HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) manufacturing facilities in the country. WGA was selected to provide civil engineering services for the project, including site civil engineering, roadway civil engineering, traffic impact analysis, drainage study, water and wastewater plant design.
A few key stats about this project:
- $417 million investment to construct
- 4.23 million square feet of space under one roof on a 497-acre campus
- 2.3-mile perimeter around the entire facility
- Largest tilt-wall structure in the U.S.
- Second-largest manufacturing facility in the U.S.
- Roughly 5,000 employees will keep the facility running
- 22 assembly lines at completion in 2018
- Skills : Industrial