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Requirements for a confectionery plant presented several design challenges. The owner required ultra clean space for manufacturing, materials processing, packaging, and shipping. Office space and a three-story processing tower were also needed. The structural system was designed by BergerABAM to prevent dust-catching ledges, an important criterion for a food-processing facility.
BergerABAM's buildings group used precast, prestressed concrete in an innovative design approach that provided an optimum solution to the client’s needs for a rigid frame concept that took advantage of continuity between columns and beams in one direction and footing rigidity in the other direction. This resulted in all lateral loads being resisted by every column throughout the building.
BergerABAM was able to accommodate the owner’s tight construction schedule by seeing to the design, fabrication, and erection on a fast-track basis.