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Scotland Agromart Fertilizer Storage Facility │ Scotland, Ontario

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Project Overview

In support of Scotland Agromart’s plans to develop a new fertilizer storage facility in Scotland, Ontario, MTE was retained to provide structural engineering services including the final structural design and construction review.

The facility’s upper structure consists of a large amount of wood, has a span of approximately 100 feet and contains large 24-foot, 7-inch by 27-inch glulam beams. The building has a concrete foundation and perimeter retaining walls that allows for the storage of 5000 tons of fertilizer. The interior has also been designed for fertilizer loading and un-loading operations.

Our team was able to add value to the project through the understanding of fertilizer facilities and how they operate. MTE’s Structural Engineer was able to provide suggestions for design improvements that took into consideration their processes so as to not impede their ability to convert their product and distribute it to their clients.

MTE’s Involvement

Our team worked through this project in three phases, starting with preliminary design meetings and preparation of a preliminary design for client approval.

The second phase of this project involved MTE producing a final structural design, which included floor plans, building sections, concrete details, bin wall details and pit details suitable for building permit and construction.

Additionally, throughout the construction phase our team conducted periodic site visits in order to ensure construction was being completed as laid out in the approved design.