Two-Story Warehouse

Two-Story Warehouse

Imagine the urban warehouse of the future--and make it vertical.

Building a distribution center just two miles from a city center has obvious appeal for an owner, but such a centralized location makes the available building footprint much smaller than the typical warehouse requires.

DCI Engineers, The Walsh Group, Ware Malcomb, and Lyndon Steel used Nucor’s high-strength Aeos A913 Grade 65 steel to build a two-story warehouse (a first in the Midwest!) that maximizes usable square footage. Another plus besides the extra space? High-strength steel reduced the overall weight, resulting in a more sustainable and cost-effective structure.

This puzzle offers a glimpse into how structural steel supports this first-of-a-kind warehouse. Get the full story about the design and its benefits at