|Client||FCL Builders, Clayco, ARCO/Murray Design Build, Tradepoint Atlantic, MCM|
|Project Dates||Nov. 2016 - Present|
|Location||Sparrows Point MD|
|Engineer||Bohler and MRA|
|Project Type||Warehouse & Distribution|
Since November 2016, DXI Construction has been working to complete the site packages for several clients at the Tradepoint Atlantic site in Sparrows Point (Baltimore), Maryland. The 3,100-acre brownfield industrial site was formerly the home of Bethlehem Steel, once the world’s largest iron producer and steel making facility. With DXI’s help, Tradepoint is now transforming the site into one of the largest, most strategically significant intermodal global logistic hubs in the country.
DXI, the general contractors we work for and Tradepoint are rapidly developing the site with new 1-million+ square foot warehouses and distribution facilities as well as the infrastructure to support them for renowned clients such as Amazon, Under Armour, Home Depot, Floor & Décor and Perdue.
However, such a large undertaking doesn’t come without some difficult challenges. From environmental concerns to unique materials (including slag, rail-line spoils, huge iron and steel spoils, etc.) to very difficult and often-unknown legacy infrastructure and extremely demanding critical path construction schedules, DXI was able to overcome the challenges and rise to meet or exceed our client’s expectations.
DXI purchased six 100-ton mining trucks to move and place over 600,000 tons of aggregate base in three weeks, which equals 33,000 tons per day! We mobilized six underground utility crews and multiple demolition and earthwork crews totaling over 95 personnel and a huge fleet of equipment. All of this was necessary for handling the intense work and aggressive schedules required to prepare the pads for vertical construction.
From demolition, earthwork, grading, wet and dry underground utilities and paving, DXI is proudly working in difficult conditions (sometimes 24/7) to meet the projects’ challenges and our clients’ expectations.