2nd Edition

Buildings for Industrial Storage and Distribution

    The bible of the industrial storage and distribution industry and the manual of policy and practice. It provides information for those with empty buildings on their hands, those trying to find space for new and/or growing enterprises and those faced with the problem of how to manage multi-tenant, multi-use buildings. An outline of feasibility studies both from the standpoint of users looking for a building and buildings looking for a use is also included. One is matched with the other.

    The whole process is explained and placed in a legal and planning framework. Allowances for technological change and expansion are outlined as well as an explanation of the significance of various patterns of ownership, tenancy and management that can be adopted. As the container has been universally acepted for use in materials handling, this book is internationally relevant.

    Preface by George Heery AIA of the Heery Corporation, one of the largest and most successful industrial storage and distribution companies in the US.

    Section 1 Introduction: Storage and distribution as a total system; Section 2 Loading: Loading bay design, Vehicle sizes, weights and turning circles, Loading bay layout and gate entries, Waste handling equipment, Industrial doors, Loading dock equipment, Railway layouts; Section 3 External storage: Design of container handling areas, Containers, Container handling plant; Section 4 Mechanised storage: Tote boxes, Shelving, Racking, Pallets, General purpose handling aids, Pedestrian controlled handling plant, Forklifts, Packaging plant, Battery charging and maintenance areas, Tractor trains, Static vertical movement plant, Fixed path handling plant, Towline conveyors, Conveyors for warehouse use; Section 5 Automated storage: Automated handling plant, Automated horizontal transport systems;Section 6 Cold storage; Section 7 Special storage: Mobile buik handling plant, Conveyors for bulk materials, Bag loading equipment, Intermediate bulk containers, Mass densities.


    Logistics and materials handling consultant with more than 25 years experience of specialist practice. He is a Chartered Architect and Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transport where he is a member of the Public Policy Committee and a leading member of their Europe Forum.
    Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects who spent a lifetime working as architect and consultant on buildings for industrial storage and distribution. He pioneered the use of ‘big box’ warehouses in the U.K. forming one of the first dedicated materials handling consultancies in parallel with his architectural practice that revolutionised handling in breweries and in steel stockholding. He died in February 2003.

    'This book, in short, is an invaluable addition to a distribution manager's bookshelf'
    International Logistics Abstracts Volume 5

    'It's unique structure, organisation and breadth of coverage has been preserved in the second edition which has been substantially revised.'
    International Logistics Abstracts Volume 5