Although ICI had completed multiple small renovation projects for Walmart within the southeast region of the country; the Jacksonville store marked the company’s first ground up, significant construction project for Walmart in that region. The new store is a 192,000 square foot supercenter on a pad-ready site.
ICI is well-versed in delivering the Walmart product. 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 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, the project was completed in the first quarter of 2016.