USPS Springdale Mail Processing Facility
DLZ provided Design and Construction Administration Services for the interior buildout for a new mail processing facility. Schedule was critical for this project as, each day the building was not in operation, the USPS was losing significant revenue. To fast track operations, DLZ created a phased construction plan. The first phase of construction included all the necessary systems to get four APBS mail sorting machines up and running. The second phase included the build-out of offices, conference rooms, break rooms, a locker area, toilet facilities, storage rooms, and all associated mechanical and electrical system required to create a finished Mail Processing Facility. As a result of this fast tracked schedule, the facility was operational three months after project kick-off. Construction on the second phase was coordinated around USPS operations, and was completed six months later. The construction cost was approximately $11,400,000.
The project involved a fast-track 230,000 square foot interior buildout of an existing warehouse for a new mail processing facility, which is dedicated to processing small packages. The team was given 3 months to get the facility up and running (3 weeks design and 2 months construction). Phase 1 include temporary power, heat, restrooms, and amenities required for operations to commence. Phase 2 was the full build-out, which was designed in 2 months and constructed in 6 months. The project was constructed while the facility was fully occupied and operational 24/7. For example, all overhead work was coordinated to be within daily 2-hour maintenance windows to allow for uninterrupted Postal operations. The project included significant technology, communications, and security infrastructure to support requirements for advanced monitoring of packages and employees.