Frac Sand Source & Proppant
Storage Building

Pontotoc Sands Company, LLC
El Reno, Oklahoma

Project Profile

The Rundown

The Legacy Building Solutions team designed and constructed this 8,000 sq ft tension fabric structure for frac sand and proppant storage.

Customer Success

“By today’s standards, the buildings we’re designing are of world class caliber in the U.S. and Canada. Legacy offered several features that put them at the top of the list. We were very impressed by their engineering team. They are unique among fabric buildings in that they build on a rigid steel frame. Everything looked good, from the eave and ridge ventilation system to the method for installing fabric panels. Combined with material delivery times and the time to construct, Legacy seemed like the perfect choice for our application.”

“The whole design is very efficient for our operations. Flexibility is key, especially when the building is a ‘first of its kind’ for the industry. We had one design change after the whole plan was in place, to widen our trapeze in the structure that supports the conveyor, and Legacy was able to make that change without any problem. The conveyor system fits and operates just as it was designed.

Legacy knew our schedule and saved us over 30 days of downtime. They stood the frames for the entire fabric structure in a single day, and everything – conveyors, electrical, fabric – was completed within five weeks of them coming to the site. It was a Herculean effort on Legacy’s part. It was fantastic. They have a very passionate team, from top to bottom. In all respects, from design to pricing to production, Legacy is one of the best building contractors I’ve ever worked with. I look forward to working with them again.”

Mike Miller | Source Energy Services

Feature Details

  • Building size: 80’ x 100’
  • Wide flange rigid steel frames
  • Gray primed steel components
  • 15 oz. PE fabric – white with tan
  • Eco attachment system – single panel double-layered and laced to all fabric-contacting steel members
  • 10’0” above grade CIP concrete wall
  • Fabric direct bolt terminated to exterior of CIP wall
  • Built to IBC 2015 criteria
  • Two 48”x 48” fix-bladed aluminum louvers framed and installed in end wall
  • 10 psf snow load, 105 mph windspeed, exposure C, seismic zone B, collateral 1 psf, enclosed, fully exposed, low occupancy
  • Building use: Frac sand and proppant storage

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