Building the Facilities that Grow Industries

The food we eat, the gadgets we play with, the clothes we wear, the furniture we use—they’re all thanks to the manufacturing, warehousing, and shipping industries. 

Thank goodness, too, because who doesn’t like food, gadgets, clothes, and furniture. 

The facilities used to support these important industries—such as factories, distribution centres, and ports—are highly specialized. They’re built specifically to accomplish their operation. As a result, designing, planning, building, and maintaining these facilities can be complex and challenging. 

This particular type of work is called industrial construction. 

What Makes Industrial Construction Different? 

There are specific challenges involved in any project (as we here at Tractus know all too well), but the unique nature of the facilities required within industrial construction can be both intricate and daunting. 

They require technical exactness at every step, meticulous adherence to guidelines and regulations, and the ability to create infrastructure that will be used for highly specialized, high-stakes purposes. 

Additionally, each of these challenges can change and intensify depending on the type of facility and which industry it belongs to! 

Examples of Industrial Construction 

There are so many different structures that fall under this umbrella term! 

Industrial construction can be sorted into the two main categories of warehousing & distribution and manufacturing. 

Since we’re already here chatting, we might as well take a bit of a deeper dive into these categories. 

Warehousing & distribution

They’re used by an enormous variety of industries: 

This encompasses any facility where goods are delivered to, housed in, cared for, and transported from. 

  • Retail 
  • Food and beverage 
  • Healthcare 
  • Hospitality 

Some of the common challenges found in this category of industrial construction projects include the following: 

  • Large physical footprint 
  • High ceilings 
  • Climate control 
  • Loading docks 
  • Oversized doors 
  • Electrical capacity and analysis for modification 


Basically any building where products and materials are built, assembled, or treated. 

Examples can include: 

  • Automotive plants 
  • Windows and doors builders 
  • Power plants 
  • Agriculture treatment facilities 

There are plenty of unique elements to most manufacturing facilities: 

  • Exhaust and ventilation systems 
  • Pressurized air or water lines 
  • Infrastructure for heavy machinery 
  • Catwalks and tunnels 
  • Emergency planning 
  • Access to high voltage and distribution 
  • Zoning analysis 

Tractus Definitely Does Industrial Construction 
Emphasis on definitely! 

The personal, sophisticated, and invested approach we bring to every project means we are perfectly positioned to handle a variety of small industrial projects. In fact, we’ve already completed a bunch, including a longstanding relationship with the University of Manitoba, whose facilities are often highly technical and industry specific. 

Our ability to simplify even the most complex project is much appreciated for industrial buildings that require strict compliance with technical specs and various zoning and permit issues. This is then combined with our all-hands-on-deck strategy and transparent approach. 

Be sure to contact Tractus for your next industrial construction new build or renovation.