This design-build project included the construction of a 56,800-square-foot metal building that ties into the existing active storage building of the Lafarge Gypsum Plant. The building houses a Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) moving and blending machine, which takes the FGD from its storage state directly to the active storage building. This, in turn, takes the FGD to the plant for processing. The building serves as storage for FGD, and also protects neighboring businesses from any dusting issues.
During the design phase, a unique drainage system was designed to naturally remove moisture from the FGD. The PCL team and design partner sloped the interior floor of the entire building to allow gravity to drain water away from the FGD pile. This unique drainage system led to reduced energy costs for the client during the drywall production process.