Case Study

Indiana Department
of Transportation Building

13,600 sq ft Tension Fabric Building for Sand & Salt Storage
Wabash, Indiana

Indiana Department of Transportation - Project Profile

The Rundown 

One of several salt and sand storage buildings for the Indiana DOT, this structure in Wabash uses a hot dipped galvanized steel frame to prevent rust damage. Eight-foot concrete walls maximize the clearspan space available for bulk salt.

Customer Success

“With this Legacy design, we were able to save money and space by integrating a wash bay into the storage structure. The setup we use is also ideal for eliminating environmental concerns, since all the salt-laden water is contained instead of running off.”

Steve McAvoy | INDOT

Feature Details

  • Building size: 85 feet x 160 feet with 20-foot kedered roof panels
  • Unique foundation features an 8-foot concrete wall on 3 sides and a 3-foot endwall
  • To meet local zoning, the building peak is 35 feet tall with a roof pitch of 4/12
  • Two 16-foot x 16-foot side doors, one 18-foot x 28-foot end door and one 16-foot x 16-foot end door
  • All building steel, components and hardware are hot dip galvanized
  • Endwall mesh vents and mesh soffit under 2-foot overhang for ventilation
  • Ice breakers mounted to the eave extension tubes
  • 18′ x 30′ x 8′ interior wash bay with curtain walls
  • Building use: Salt and sand storage

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