|CLIENT:||POTASH CORPORATION OF SASKATCHEWAN|
|CONSULTANT:||LAVERNGE DRAWARD & ASSOCIATES INC.|
|Project SIZE:||690,000 SQ. FT.|
The two buildings boast storage capacity of approximately 405,000 tons of potash. The complexity of these buildings include over 85,000 tons of structural steel and a total of 27,360 cubic yards of concrete - nearly 14 football fields can fit inside these two buildings. The project included 200 foot long reclaim tunnels used to transfer the stored potash onto conveyors and out into trucks and railcars.
The building erection required extensive coordination and planning as the massive trusses - as long as 189 feet and weighing 44 tons each were assembled using five 500-ton cranes. Bird's ability to assess and analyze the multifaceted logistics helped to boost productivity and subsequently yield a shortened production schedule.