Walmart Distribution Center

Topeka, Kansas
Walmart Distribution Center

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company recently selected Emery Sapp to be their civil construction expert on a local distribution center for a Fortune 5 retailer. This retail giant will create 300 full-time jobs at this new 1.8 million square foot distribution center in south Topeka’s Kanza Fire Commerce Park.

Owner Walmart

General Contractor Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

ESS' Role Subcontractor

Duration 13 months

Scope of Work

ESS was contracted by the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company to perform all sitework and underground utilities. ESS was awarded this project for our innovative approach to the soil treatment method. Layered beneath the building site, there is a four feet Low Volume Change (LVC) section. Our team treated the onsite soils with Lime Kiln Dust (LKD) to lower the Plasticity Index of the soils and meet project specifications. This solution reduced project costs and accelerated our production schedule by weeks.

Our combined teams have been working tirelessly and we are currently on track to finish this project at or ahead of schedule. This project site is massive, coming in at 278 acres, while the building site that spans 42 acres. To ensure that we keep up with the expansive utility installation, ESS has three separate crews working in tandem to meet the aggressive project schedule.

Excavation & Grading 1,009,835 CY

Storm Sewer 16,437 LF

Sanitary Sewer 5,875 LF

Water Line 14,096 LF