Shelburne Transload


    The Rundown

    These salt storage buildings were designed to prevent corrosion to the building and stored equipment – including hot-dip galvanized steel members, purlin caps and solid steel bracing rods. Both buildings are identical in size, but were designed as separate projects with distinct budgets and timelines.

    Feature Details

    • Building size: Two 141 ft x 360 ft buildings (101,520 total sq ft)
    • 40 psf ground snow load, 29 psf roof snow load, 105 mph wind load
    • Hot dip galvanized steel frames
    • Non-FR tan PE cladding
    • 18-in overhangs with ventilated mesh soffit on each side
    • Two aluminum ARV 2000 roof vents framed and installed in each bay
    • Pier with extended anchor foundation supplied by owner
    • 12-ft Hanson precast concrete retaining walls
    • Capped purlins to prevent dust entry
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    101,520 sq ft


    Shelburne, Vermont




    The new building will protect the salt supply.

    It will be protected from being compromised by wind and precipitation. Once the general contractor completed the footings and floors, Legacy installed the fabric building very quickly, in about two weeks. It was a very positive process with professional communication between Legacy and Dewberry throughout the project.

    Craig Swengle Dewberry Engineers

    The Legacy construction crew was very professional and courteous.

    Because of our soil issues, we simply couldn't afford to construct a more traditional building. The concrete costs made a more traditional building cost prohibitive. The lightweight design of our Legacy building allowed us to reach a compromise between soil conditions and cost. Regarding the design and construction phases of the building, I can say that the process went exceptionally well. When I made eleventh-hour changes to the job, Legacy handled them with ease. They finished the job well ahead of schedule, worked safely, and followed our stringent safety requirements to the letter.

    Joe Bitter Alliant Energy/IEI Barge Services

    Legacy was very easy to work with.

    The old buildings used tubular steel, and no matter what you do, the salt gets inside the tubes and corrodes them. They came out here with their crew, rented all their equipment, and erected the buildings in three weeks flat – a week ahead of schedule. It's a stand-up company.

    Theo Gatsonis CM & Sons
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