Multilevel Warehouse Design: Unexpected Challenges (and Solutions)

Over the past 15 years, multilevel warehouses — particularly those used for retail purposes — have been a growing trend across Asia, and more recently, in the United States. However, some challenges accompany their design and construction that are not encountered in the traditional approach to large-format retail. With operational criteria at the top of the list, these challenges vary heavily based on several factors, including location, footprint, environment, jurisdictional requirements, and even cultural and community influences.