Keeping snow off the equipment at Minnesota Native Landscapes makes daily operations more efficient during long Minnesota winters. A fabric building for cold storage keeps all heavy equipment ready for use at a moment’s notice.
- Building size: 120 ft x 180 ft (21,600 sq ft)
- 50 psf snow load, 106 mph windspeed, wind exposure C, seismic zone A, fully enclosed, full exposure, low occupancy
- Gray primed steel frames
- Tan ExxoTec™ Elite PVC fabric cladding with white roof
- Standard 18-in overhangs with mesh soffit
- Overhead and walk doors on each endwall
- Uninsulated building for cold storage and abundant natural light
- Installed by Legacy crews
21,600 sq ft
Legacy has superior installation value.
Having designed the mechanical and electrical systems, as well as structural foundations for these types of buildings, we find that a Legacy fabric structure has superior insulation value compared to a pre-engineered metal structure with the same ‘R’ value of insulation.
We were very impressed by their engineering team.
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. 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.
It seemed to be the perfect solution.
The building needed to be as salt resistant as possible. Legacy had a solid steel frame as opposed to tubular steel – it seemed to be the perfect solution.
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