Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
In early 2015, ICI opened a new office location in Jacksonville, Florida to support our expansion efforts within the region. By early summer, we were awarded a significant project for existing client, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., within the Jacksonville city limits.
Although ICI had completed several small renovation projects for Walmart within the southeast region of the country; this was our first ground up, new construction project. The new store is a 192,000 square foot supercenter on a pad-ready site.
ICI is well-versed in the Walmart product; at the point in time the contract for this store was awarded, our team had built nearly 40 projects for Wal- Mart. The Jacksonville store, however, presented several challenges.
Uncharacteristically heavy rainfall made working conditions difficult and the ICI team had to develop resourceful solutions to maintain the project schedule. For example, in late summer 2015 the area received 20″ of rain when 6″ is customary for the region. ICI’s on-site superintendents mitigated the issue by cutting swales in the pad and draining the water out of a low spot at the dock levelers.
Despite the project challenges, ICI the project was completed in the first quarter of 2016.