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UPS Western Regional Hub

  • General Contractor:
    Layton Construction
  • Owner:
    United Parcel Service
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, UT
  • Contract Type:
    Design-Build Delivery

UPS has opened a new Western Regional Hub near the Salt Lake International Airport. The 160-acre site includes a truck maintenance facility, a truck wash building, a retail commerce building, a security port for trucks, and an employee parking lot and entrance building. The facility measures 840,000 square feet and can process 69,000 packages per hour. Layton Construction Company involved Hunt Electric early in the project and we deployed six of eight in-house divisions to execute the project. During preconstruction, our in-house surveying team was utilized to capture and translate accurate underground as builds into surveying equipment to more efficiently lay conduit during the underground phase. Looking for other creative ways to save time, Hunt Electric pre-installed all interior and exterior wall conduit prior to tilt-up, a new concept in this arena which expedited the construction schedule. All pre-bent conduit kits used were produced and assembled by the in-house prefabrication department, allowing for better QA/QC, quick installation on-site and cost savings to the client.

Our High Voltage Division identified a substation solution provided by Construction Innovations which utilized a pre-kitted modular substation and minimized weeks of construction time. Due to the large power demand required to run the UPS facility, the project team designed and constructed a 138KV-12.47KV 12 Mega Watt substation with (2) 10 MVA transformer to feed the (6) 4000 A interior distribution substation which is located inside the facility. The Technology Division designed and installed the facility’s public safety infrastructure (DAS) to ensure connectivity to first responder radio systems, over 1000 fiber optic terminations, Wi-Fi, and a camera system (CCTV) used for in-house security and safety. Additional scope included all convenience power and lighting for UPS’s complex material handling conveyor system which is connected throughout the five outbound distribution wings.