US-based custom fabric structure specialist Legacy Building Solutions is pleased to announce that the company...
Pontotoc Sands Company has invested in new storage facilities totalling approximately 20,000t in capacity, due to the increased demand for frac sand near El Reno, Oklahoma.
The company chose a fabric building for the expansion based on the flexibility of flat storage, as well as previous experience with fabric buildings. After researching suppliers, they chose a steel-framed building from Legacy Building Solutions.
Pontotoc Sands owner Josh Lehde said: "We chose the Legacy building after finding their website.
"We liked the solid frame and the construction method used on their buildings."
Fracking is a fast-moving industry, so speed of construction was a priority, as well as cost and the ability to relocate the building in the future.
Lehde added: "I like these fabric structures, they are cost-effective to put up, you can put them just about anywhere and you can move them to a new location as our hotspots change."
Less than two months elapsed between Lehde’s first contact with Legacy and installation being completed.
The finished building was from Legacy’s Eco series. Eco-buildings use a solid steel frame and a single sheet of 15oz polyethylene fabric for the roof and walls.
The cover is double-layered and laced to the frame, which prevents friction from damaging the fabric. This method means a lower cost and faster installation than traditional buildings.
Legacy and Pontotoc partnered together to design and build the structure for maximum efficiency.
The building uses a 10ft-high cast-in-place concrete wall foundation, a choice that allows the company to pile and load their sand.
A 20ft-wide, 25ft-high rolling steel coil overhead door makes the building accessible to heavy equipment, while fixed-blade aluminum louvers provide ventilation throughout the structure.
After the design was completed, Legacy dispatched a crew to install the building, as well as two other fabric buildings that Pontotoc had purchased but never installed.
The partnership between the two companies meant a smooth process.
Lehde noted: "We had clear expectations, we prepped the site, there were a few days before it shipped, and once the crews arrived we were pretty hands-off."
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