Western Canada salt sand storage
Sand and Salt Storage Facilities: Western Canada
Project Info: Pavilion supplied 25 sand and salt storage buildings to highway maintenance companies throughout Western Canada. These sand and salt storage buildings were required by government mandate to reduce the environmental exposure at each location. Pavilion was able to offer a wide range of fabric building sizes and arrangements to accommodate the needs of each individual site. Requirements at each site varied from amount of salt and sand storage required which resulted in a different size of fabric building specified for the site. The salt and sand storage buildings protect the large piles stored within them from the elements, avoiding such environmental issues as wind blown and water borne salt. The larger buildings, due to their size, and the clear-span nature of the building design, permit loading of salt and sand maintenance equipment within the protected environment of the building. Preventing rain and melting snow from coming into contact with the salt reduces the lumping and potential clogging of salt and sand spreading trucks making for more efficient use during times of critical need.
Building size: Sand and salt buildings ranged in size from the smallest building 64’ x 80 to the largest building 84’ x 340’.
Why Pavilion: Pavilion was chosen due to Pavilion’s manufacturing capabilities. Pavilion was able to provide multiple fabric structures in a very short time frame as these projects had to be completed by a certain date to comply with the government mandate.