Project Description

TUCSON, AZ – HomeGoods Inc. constructed a new distribution center on 100 acres in Tucson adjacent to the Tucson International Airport and just a mile from Interstate 10. The 800,000 square-foot tilt panel constructed facility took over 45,000 cubic yards of concrete and more than 12,000 tons of aggregate material. The PCCP (Portland Cement Concrete Paving) added another 30,000 cubic yards and 18,000 tons of aggregate to the total amount of material that CalPortland supplied to Hardrock Concrete Placement during construc-tion. The construction cost estimate was $40 million to build this distribution facility, with a total capital investment from HomeGoods of $75 Million in the Tucson area. The new em-ployer will hire 410 employees in its first year of operation, rising to 910 jobs by the end of its 15th year.

The concrete supplied by CalPortland and placed by Hardrock Concrete Placement was required to meet SOV FF 50 and FL 35 for flatness and levelness and minimum concrete strengths of 4000 psi. CalPortland utilized three plants at times to provide concrete at the rate the contractor demanded. The consistency was of extreme importance and critical to the outcome of the finished product. The concrete mix was managed by Tom Romero, Quality Control Manager who designed the mix to meet HomeGoods specification and satisfy the contractor. The basis for standard testing was ASTM E1155-96(2001) and the results for MLV FF and FL were in the range for Superflat tolerances. The concrete used met the project standards for NRMCA and ASTM. The outcome was a durable and sustainable concrete structure that will provide many years of uninterrupted service to HomeGoods.

Project Scope

Length of Time – 9 months

Construction type – Tilt and PCCP paving

LEED Registered – BD+C v2009 Gold

Overall Value – FF67/FL48

Largest 1 day placement – 1375 cubic yard

Number of tilt panels – 174

PCCP Placement – 35,000 cubic yards

Primary mix – 4000 psi fly ash #57 rock



Project Team

Owner – HomeGoods

Construction Cost – $40 Million

Location – City of Tucson, AZ

General Contractor – Layton Construction

Concrete Contractor – Hardrock Concrete

Engineer – TLCP

Architect – PDA Incorporated

Supplier – CalPortland, Tucson