Industrial Building Types
Note: This matrix is intended to be an aid in classifying the principal industrial building types. It is subject to the following considerations:
These are intended to be typical characteristics of different properties, but actual characteristics may vary.
In classifying properties, the owner should select the classification that most closely fits the design and use of the property.
The most important characteristics of each type are highlighted. Although the characteristics are not “acid tests,” they should guide the user in most instances.
The truck-turning radius is an important consideration and varies by building size. Large, pure distribution facilities need a turning radius of at least 130 feet, medium to large facilities need 120 feet and smaller facilities typically need 110 feet.