Case Study

FWS Group
Storage Building

66,000 sq ft Tension Fabric Building for Phosphate, Urea and Yaravera Storage
Carseland, AB

FWS Fertilizer Storage - Project Profile

The Rundown

Legacy Building Solutions customized this fertilizer storage building with a lean-to and conveyor for ultimate efficiency. The non-corrosive building materials are ideal for bulk fertilizer storage.

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: 140 feet x 420 feet with 40 feet x 180 feet lean-to
  • Hot dip galvanized steel frame with 15 oz. flame-retardant fabric
  • Stainless steel cables
  • 5 foot overhangs with wire mesh ventilation
  • Trusses support over 700 psf conveyor load
  • 21 Schaefer roof vents
  • Main building has 2 personnel doors on the endwall
  • Lean-to equipped with 2 overhead doors and 2 personnel doors
  • 3 ground snow, 0.1 rain load, 1kip non-reducible live load, 0.52 controlling wind load, R3 open exposure, standard occupancy, partially enclosed
  • Building use: Phosphate, Urea and Yaravera Storage


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