New Whitepaper Proposing Innovative Next-Gen Distribution Facilities was Presented at I.CON: The Industrial Conference 2018 hosted by NAIOP

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The DesignFlex2030 study explores new design approaches that could lead to more flexible, adaptable, and sustainable industrial facilities in the future.

The Industrial Assets Management Council ® (IAMC) is the leading association of industrial asset management and corporate real estate executives.

“We are excited that integral partners in the ‘Roadmap for Change: The Flexible Distribution Facilities of the Future’ study shared the insights at I.CON’18,” said J. Tate Godfrey, CEcD, Executive Director, IAMC.

Heitman Architects and Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) presented the fourth white paper in the DesignFlex2030 initiative, titled “Roadmap for Change: The Flexible Distribution Facilities of the Future,” during the I.CON’ 18: The Industrial Conference hosted by NAIOP. This event, one of the commercial real estate industry’s premier conferences, took place on June 6-8, 2018, in Jersey City, New Jersey. The key findings of the research study, commissioned by the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) and SIOR, was be presented on Thursday, June 7.

“We are excited that integral partners in the ‘Roadmap for Change: The Flexible Distribution Facilities of the Future’ study shared the insights at I.CON’18,” said J. Tate Godfrey, CEcD, Executive Director, IAMC. “Karl Heitman, President, Heitman Architects, and Del C. Markward, 2018 SIOR Global President, Markward Group, addressed topics such as challenges of structure, process, utilities, environment, design and location, as well as the latest innovative engineering solutions and automated processes that can put distribution facilities years ahead of the competition.”

The new DesignFlex2030 whitepaper explores the next generation of industrial facilities and offers a future-proof real estate strategy that enables rapid change out and re-configuration. It outlines creative and practical suggestions on how to build a more productive and flexible network of distribution facilities, which can be repurposed quickly and cost-effectively for rapid scale-up and scale-down, technological change, scientific breakthroughs, and process innovation.

“Roadmap for Change: The Flexible Distribution Facilities of the Future” is the fourth DesignFlex2030 paper in the series and an outgrowth of the original white paper, “Designing Flexibility into the Industrial Workplace.” It explores new design approaches that could lead to more flexible, adaptable, and sustainable industrial facilities in the future. Other papers in this series include “Recipe for Change: The Flexible Food Processing Plant of the Future,” published in September 2015, and “Rx for Change: The Flexible Biopharmaceutical Facility of the Future,” published in March 2017.

The full study can be found at http://www.iamc.org.

ABOUT IAMC:
The Industrial Assets Management Council ® (IAMC) is the leading association of industrial asset management and corporate real estate executives, their suppliers, service providers and economic developers.
http://www.iamc.org

ABOUT SIOR:
The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors ® (SIOR) is the leading society for industrial and office real estate professionals. Individuals who earn their SIOR designation adhere to the highest levels of accountability and ethical standards. Only the industry’s top professionals qualify for the SIOR designation. Today, there are more than 3,200 SIOR members in 685 cities in 36 countries.
http://www.sior.com

ABOUT Heitman Architects:
Heitman Architects is an award-winning, full-service architectural design firm serving corporate clients, developers, and real estate professionals. Acclaimed firm Heitman Architects, whose design for Trumpf Company’s smart factory graces the cover of the most recent issue of Architect magazine, is the leading architectural firms on the DesignFlex2030 project.
http://www.heitmanarchitects.com

About DesignFlex2030:
The DesignFlex2030 initiative explores the potential of new design approaches that could lead to more flexible, adaptable, and sustainable facilities in the future. The DesignFlex2030 papers offer recommendations for economic developers and federal, state, and local policy-makers on ways to encourage the construction of more flexible industrial facilities. IAMC, managed by Conway, is the leading association of industrial asset management and corporate real estate executives, their suppliers, service providers and economic developers. SIOR is the leading professional office and industrial real estate association that promotes and funds programs that advance the real estate profession. For more information, visit http://www.iamc.org.

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