Logistics Building Design – Safety and Innovation by AKNO Group

Written by AKNO Group

Dec 6, 2023

Sicurezza e progettazione dei pilastri nella realizzazione di capannoni industriali e Business Parks

Logistics building design: safety and innovation in the logistics pillars

Introduction to logistics building design

In the world of modern logistics, the design of logistics buildings plays a crucial role. It is not just about building storage or distribution space, but about creating safe, efficient and innovative facilities that meet the demands of today’s dynamic market.


Structural safety: a fundamental pillar

Structural safety is a fundamental aspect in the design of logistics buildings. Every facility must guarantee maximum safety for workers and stored goods. This implies the use of high quality materials, compliance with current regulations and the implementation of advanced technologies for risk prevention.


Technologies for structural safety of pillars

  • Sensors and monitoring systems: used to detect structural problems at an early stage.
  • Innovative materials: Such as high-strength steel and reinforced concrete, which offer greater durability and strength.
  • Earthquake-proof design: specifically designed to withstand earthquakes and other natural disasters.


Innovation in the pillars of logistics and storage buildings

Innovation is the engine driving change in the logistics sector. The design of logistics buildings is evolving rapidly, integrating new technologies and approaches to increase efficiency and reduce environmental impact.


Key innovations in the construction sector

  • Automation and robotics: automated systems for handling and moving goods within the warehouse.
  • Eco-sustainable buildings: use of renewable energy sources, recycled materials and solutions to reduce energy consumption.
  • Integrated management systems: software for optimised resource and workflow management.


Technical problems and characteristics of pillars in large logistics buildings: AKNO Group’s guide

Sicurezza e progettazione dei pilastri nella realizzazione di capannoni industriali e Business Parks

Safety and design of pillars in the construction of industrial halls and business parks

In the logistics sector, the construction of large buildings such as warehouses and distribution centres requires special attention in the design and construction of pillars. These structural elements are crucial to ensure the safety and efficiency of the spaces. AKNO Group, a leader in the construction of logistics facilities, faces several technical challenges and unique features related to the pillars of these large buildings.


Characteristics of pillars in large logistics buildings

Dimensions and materials

  • Optimised dimensions: the pillars must support large loads, so their dimensions are calculated to maximise strength and stability.
  • Innovative materials: steel and reinforced concrete are usually used for their strength and durability. Innovation in composite materials offers new opportunities to improve performance.

Design and Customisation

  • Modular designs: allow for greater flexibility in the layout of interior spaces.
  • Customisation: adaptation to the customer’s specific logistical requirements, such as variable heights for optimisation of vertical space.


Common technical structural problems

  • High loads: the pillars must bear considerable weights, including those of stored products and handling equipment.
  • Seismic risks: in earthquake-prone areas, pillars must be designed to withstand shocks and vibrations.


Installation challenges

  • Installation accuracy: inaccurate positioning can compromise structural integrity.
  • Construction timing: the speed of construction must balance efficiency and safety.


Maintenance and durability

  • Corrosion and wear: preventive maintenance is crucial to ensure the durability of pillars.
  • Adaptability to future changes and building renovations: Pillars must be designed to adapt to possible changes in the use of space.


AKNO Group’s approach to building design in the logistics sector

AKNO Group, with its construction division, is at the forefront of logistics building design. Combining experience, innovation and an unwavering commitment to safety, AKNO Group is a reliable partner for logistics projects of all sizes and complexities.


Why choose AKNO Group

  • Consolidated experience: years of experience in building high-quality logistics structures.
  • Focus on innovation: continuous investment in cutting-edge technologies and materials.
  • Commitment to sustainability: Projects that respect the environment and promote energy efficiency.

The design of logistics buildings requires a holistic approach that integrates safety, innovation and sustainability. AKNO Group, with its construction division, is the ideal partner to realise logistics projects that meet these requirements.


AKNO Group, with its experience in the sector, competently meets the challenges in the design and construction of logistics building pillars. Attention to technical details and specific customer requirements guarantees buildings that are safe, efficient and adaptable to the future needs of the logistics world.

Do you want to build the future of logistics? Contact AKNO Group today and find out how we can turn your vision into reality.


FAQ on the design of hall pillars and large logistics buildings, by AKNO Group

Q: How important is the choice of materials for pillars?

A: Extremely important. High-quality materials guarantee strength, durability and safety.


Q: How do pillars adapt to changes in the use of logistics space?

A: Through flexible and modular designs, the pillars can be adapted for different space configurations.


Q: What are the key factors to consider when designing the pillars of logistics halls?

A: The design of logistics hall pillars requires a number of important considerations, including:

  • Applied loads: pillars must be designed to bear the weight of overlying structures, such as roofs and beams, as well as to resist any concentrated loads (e.g. cranes or machinery).
  • Height and dimensions of the shed: the height and dimensions of the shed influence the type of pillar to be used and the distribution of loads along the height of the structure.


Q: What materials can be used for the pillars of logistics halls?

A: Common materials used for logistics hall pillars include structural steel, reinforced concrete and glulam. The choice of material depends on various factors, such as the size of the hall, expected loads and fire resistance requirements.


Q: Which types of pillars are most suitable for logistics halls?

A: The most commonly used pillars for logistics halls are structural steel or reinforced concrete pillars. Both materials offer good strength and allow for slender pillars with high load capacities.


Q: What are the considerations for the stability of logistics hall pillars?

A: The stability of pillars must be carefully considered in the design. This includes assessing lateral stability and the ability of the abutments to withstand wind, seismic and dynamic loads. The design of appropriate stiffening brackets or the adoption of additional structural elements can help to increase the stability of the system.


Q: How are safety requirements considered when designing the pillars of logistics halls?

A: During the design of the columns, structural safety requirements such as local seismic standards, fire resistance criteria and any industry-specific regulations are considered. For example, pillars can be designed to withstand forklift impacts or collision accidents.


Q: What additional services can AKNO Group offer in the design of logistics hall pillars?

A: AKNO Group can offer a range of additional services in the design of logistics hall pillars, such as advanced structural analysis, detailed design of pillars, advice on optimising structures, and evaluation of durability.


We recommend that you contact us directly at AKNO Group for more specific information on the design of logistics hall pillars and to request customized services.

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