Dallas, TX, May 26, 2023 —
Today we are sitting down with Macey Taylor, PE, a Senior Project Manager in our Civil Department.
What is your experience in the industrial market sector?
"My initial entry into the industrial market sector began at Equinix Data Center, specifically working on a multi-phase project for a 4-story data center located at the Dallas Infomart. In this role, my primary responsibilities involved typical land development design, which included grading, routing storm sewer to the adjacent Cedar Branch channel, providing new water and sanitary sewer services and loading dock design. What sets an Industrial project like a Data Center apart is the heavy coordination with MEP and providing duct bank design assistance with plans and profiles. RLG worked heavily with the Electrical Engineer and ONCOR to ensure no conflicts existed with site utilities or ducts banks associated with the on-site substation. Coordination also occurred to properly provide design that took the future needs of the site into account. This aspect of these projects is of utmost importance as it ensures a continuous and uninterrupted power supply to the site.
Warehouses are another prominent project type RLG provides design on. One crucial aspect of these projects is conducting AutoTURN analysis. These analyses allow us to ensure delivery trucks can properly access the site and safely locate parking to ensure they are not located in conflict with the maneuvering of trucks."
What are the main challenges faced in industrial construction projects?
"Coordination with other consultants is crucial in our work due to the extensive number of utilities present on site. It is essential for the design team to collaborate effectively to identify and address any potential conflicts. In the event of conflicts, we work together to develop suitable solutions that align with the project's requirements and objectives."
How does industrial construction differ from different types of construction?
"Industrial construction often requires in-depth studies regarding delivery trucks and loading docks, as well as meticulous coordination and strategic placement of mission critical elements such as electrical duct banks."
What is your favorite industrial project thus far? And why?
"I would choose Equinix as the most significant project for me within the industrial market sector. It holds particular importance because it was my initial venture into this sector, allowing me to make a meaningful impact in the city I reside in."
What percentage of your projects are industrial? Do you expect that to change or stay the same? What factors come into play?
"Currently, approximately 10-15% of my projects are in the industrial market sector, but I anticipate that this proportion will change in the future. Given the evolving trends in the region, there is likely to be an increased demand in this sector. Texas, in particular, has been highly accommodating to businesses relocating to the area, and as a result, we have observed a rise in client requests for RFPs (Request for Proposals) related to industrial projects."
About Macey Taylor, PE
A member of RLG since 2016, Macey Taylor brings many valuable assets, such as time management skills, communication, and knowledge within land development. These attributes have allowed her to meet client expectations and schedules. With many of her projects located in Dallas, she has established connections with city employees and learned the mechanics of approval and permitting. Ms. Taylor’s design experience covers a variety of project types including higher education, K-12, multifamily, religious, retail, healthcare, warehouses and parks.
Email her at: email@example.com
About RLG Consulting Engineers
Founded in 1953 by Raymond L. Goodson, Jr., RLG Consulting Engineers specializes in civil, structural, surveying and forensic engineering. For 70 years, RLG has been recognized as one of the top engineering firms in Texas for their ability to attract and retain a talented, experienced team. Known for thorough and meticulous work, RLG has designed major projects in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and throughout the country. The staff of more than 80 employees, includes professional engineers holding licenses in 47 states, graduate engineers and registered professional land surveyors.