In order to learn more about the failures of 19th century warehouses, I have summarized the history in simple words for better understanding.
History at a glance
Why the 19th century warehouse did not sustain?
- Costly to operate
- Insufficient floor load capacity in the upper floors
- Not well designed receiving and shipping areas
- No economical storage methods
- No emphasis on „cube‟- i.e., only horizontal surface used
- Only storage facility, no distribution facility
- No or less scope of future expansion
- No provision for material handling equipment
- Less clear span
Pickard, Q. (2002). Architect‟s Handbook. Industrial Buildings, Warehouses. Page 207, Para-2, ISBN 0-632-03925-6, Blackwell Publishing
Chiara, Joseph D. & Callender, J. (1980). TimeSaver Standards for building types 2nd edition. Industrial Warehouses. Warehouses and storage. Page 1038, ISBN 0-07-099076X, McGraw-Hill
For convenience, I here are direct links to all the Research topics with proper reference.
- Introduction to modern "Bazaar"
- Literature Synthesis and Typology of warehouses
- Why the 19th century warehouse did not sustain? History
- Case Study of- A warehouse with over 3000 orders a day
- Site Analysis of Tejgaon Industrial Area/ Development Trend of Tejgaon Industrial Area/ Number of plots and their floor area
- Defining site and its surroundings according to theories of Kevin Lynch/ Site Location/ Site Area etc.
- Site surroundings, Location of electric poles and existing site images
- Project Programme
- Difference between traditional and modern Warehousing
- Fundamentals of Modern Warehousing
- Warehouse building types
- Warehouse and the Industrial Revolution
- What is Industry 4.0?
- Storage efficiency with various handling methods
- Industrial truck (forklift) dimensions
- Autonomous Vehicles in warehouse logistics
- Industrial Pallets, Standard pallet patterns and Standard Pallet sizes
- Loading Bay sizes, planning and Layout criteria
- Planning for fire control and Fire compartmentalization
- Amenity and Hygiene/ Washing and toilet facilities/ workplace design considerations
- Rules from BNBC Part I
- Rules from BNBC Part II Fire Protection
- List of flammable items/ Combustible dust dangers in a grocery warehouse
- Rat proofing/ Termite proofing in industrial buildings
- Industrial Shelves
- Field Survey
- Design Documents: FAR Calculation and Building code (RAJUK)
- Concept info graphic, Massing diagram and Volume Analysis
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