DHL Express Logistics Staging Pavilions


    The Rundown

    When DHL Express expanded their hub at the Cincinnati airport, they added a pair of fabric pavilion buildings for cargo storage and logistics. Legacy Building Solutions partnered with the building owner to create a space that included wide aisles and openings to quickly access stored material.

    Feature Details

    • Two mirrored structures each 205 ft x 580 ft
    • PVC fabric membrane with acrylic topcoat – gray, white and yellow
    • All framing members factory finished with white primer
    • Pavilion structures with one wall fully enclosed
    • Sidewall fabric terminated at 8 ft above grade; endwall fabric terminated at 14 ft above grade
    • Eight jack beam openings 39 ft wide x 14 ft high in facing sidewalls (four per building)
    • 2-ft differential frame lengths to accommodate wide door header and site slope
    • 28 ARV-2000 passive aluminum roof vents on each structure
    • Delivered and installed on a critical time path to allow for continuous operations of the DHL Hub; completed on time and on budget
    • 20psf ground snow load, 125 mph wind speed
    • Building use: Airport logistics and staging




    237,800 sq ft


    CVG Airport – Erlanger, KY




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    Legacy was one of the only companies that could construct to that height.

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    Through our close collaboration, their design incorporates a self-reliant photovoltaic power package that sits above the fabric roof, allowing our building operations to be entirely off-grid. In addition, Legacy’s foundation design allowed us to re-use an existing concrete pad, saving us time and money during construction. These innovations were part of our top-level requirements, and delivering on them really sets Legacy apart from the traditional building segment.

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