Principle Construction Corp. building new facility for trucking company in Elgin

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Chicago Construction News staff writer

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Principle Construction Corp. has been contracted to build a new 31,200-sq. ft. building in Elgin for Alvil Trucking. The logistics company is moving from a previous location in Elk Grove Village and is building a more modern space for truck maintenance.

“Larger spaces with modern amenities are very hard to come by closer in to the city,” says principle COO Mark Augustyn, who will serve as principal on the project. “We will be able to build a brand new modern building that will fit the needs of this growing tenant as ecommerce continues to boom.”

The building will include a 15,400-sq. ft. warehouse, 9,800-sq. ft. truck maintenance area and 6,000 sq. ft. of office space.  It will have large, nine-foot by 10-foot manually operated doors for four operational docks and four drive-in doors with electric motor operators.

With 28-foot clear height, the warehouse will include precast concrete walls, open web steel bar joist roof structure, rooftop HVAC units, and 400 amp electric service. The office area will have five offices, open office areas, a conference room, separate break rooms for drivers, mechanics and office staff, an IT-room, and two multi-fixture restrooms.

Principle is also constructing a 972-sq. ft. mezzanine storage area and amenities for truckers using the facilities, including showers and rest areas.

To help make truck maintenance easier for Alvil, Principle will build a six-inch unreinforced concrete floor slab, four drive-in truck bays with trench drains tied to a triple basin drainage system, compressed air and motor oil distribution systems, rooftop exhaust fans, and CO and NO detection monitors throughout the high-bay, LED lit garage. More than 50 parking spaces with 40-foot depth will be available for parking trucks and trailers.

Principle’s John Cahill will serve as the project manager on the project, while Matt Frane works as superintendent. Harris Architects is the project architect. Groundbreaking for the new building took place on July 15, and the project is slated for completion before the end of 2022.

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