Alliant Energy Transportation – IEI Barge Services Fertilizer Storage and Blending Building

63,010 sq ft Tension Fabric Building for Fertilizer Storage and Blending
East Dubuque, IL

Project Profile

The Rundown

The Legacy Building Solutions team designed and constructed this custom 63,010 sq ft tension fabric structure for storing and blending fertilizer in East Dubuque, Illinois. Our team of designers, developers and builders creates unique, custom fabric building solutions for a wide variety of uses.

Customer Success

“We have really bad soil conditions here. Because of our soil issues, we simply couldn’t afford to construct a more traditional building. The concrete costs made a more traditional building cost prohibitive. The lightweight design of our Legacy building allowed us to reach a compromise between soil conditions and cost. Regarding the design and construction phases of the building, I can say that the process went exceptionally well. When I made eleventh-hour changes to the job, Legacy handled them with ease. The Legacy construction crew was very professional and courteous. They finished the job well ahead of schedule, worked safely, and followed our stringent safety requirements to the letter.”

Joe Bitter | Alliant Energy/IEI Barge Services

Feature Details

  • 77’ x 580’ with three lean-tos: 40’ x 340’, 25’ x 130’ and 25’ x 60’
  • Hot dip galvanized rigid steel frame
  • Exclusive 20’ on center paneled roof system
  • Nova-Shield 26-mil polyethylene 15 oz. FR fabric
  • Engineered flat gable end-walls
  • Frames engineered to carry loads of 350 lbs. per running foot
  • Two 16’ x 16’ framed and wrapped doorways on the 40’ lean-to
  • Four 14’ x 14’ framed and wrapped doorways on the 25’ lean-to
  • Two 3’ x 7’ framed and wrapped doorways on the 50’ lean-to
  • Framed and wrapped conveyor openings
  • 30 RV-3000 CFM Roof Vents
  • Six 14’ x 11’ bin lift gates
  • 5’ overhangs with ITS tie down and mesh ventilation
  • Building use: Fertilizer storage and blending

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