Erco Chemical Facility Expansion
Erco needed to expand their 40 year old Chemical Production Facility. Their existing truck and rail loading systems were separate and open to the elements, affecting employees and efficiency. Aside from providing specialized chemical-resistant buildings, the challenge was coordinating project managers from three different companies in three different time zones while still keeping the plant operating. In addition, the engineering consultant discovered special platforms were needed within each building to facilitate loading. Halfway through, we were also asked to design structural steel around the HCL Tower when it was discovered the consulting engineers were unfamiliar with cladding installation.
We provided and installed two pre-engineered metal buildings, managed details and coordinated schedules to ensure a smooth installation process. The platforms we designed had to be attached to the building structural steel, which required reworking and modifications to certain components. We educated the consulting engineers on how to clad the HCL Tower with our insulated cladding and trims. We also provided the detailing and design of the respective cladding and trim. The project was completed to meet all requirements and the client was pleased with the final results.