Shelburne Transload
Salt Storage Facility

50,760 sq ft Tension Fabric Structure for Salt Distribution and Transloading
Shelburne, Vermont

Project Profile

The Rundown

The Legacy Building Solutions team designed and constructed this custom 50,760 sq ft tension fabric structure for salt storage and distribution at the Shelburne Transload Facility of the Vermont Railway System.

Customer Success

“It was a priority to get the new building operating quickly so we could continue our programming. They were totally committed to doing whatever was necessary to support our project.”

Steve Henry | OKC Tennis Center

“Legacy Building Solutions has given Solar Ship more than just a state-of-the-art hangar and assembly building. 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.”

Lewis Reford | Solar Ship

Feature Details

  • Building size: 141’wide x 360’ long
  • Steel frame and secondary members are hot dip galvanized
  • Solid steel rods used for secondary bracing
  • Capped purlins to prevent dust entry
  • 15 oz. polyethylene fabric cladding
  • Fabric is directly bolted to frames; no ratchets/straps remain after installation
  • 7/12 roof pitch
  • Standard 18” overhangs with ventilated mesh soffit on each side
  • 2 aluminum ARV2000 roof vents framed and installed in peak of each bay
  • 48” x 48” fix-bladed aluminum louvers with mesh pest screen framed in end walls
  • Pier with extended anchor foundation supplied by owner
  • 12’ Hanson precast concrete retaining walls
  • Delivered six weeks from drawing approval
  • 40 psf ground snow load, 29 psf roof snow load, 105 mph wind load
  • Building use: Salt storage and distribution at a railroad transload facility

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