Location: Texas

Client: Confidential

July 21, 2015


Completion:  November 2014

Project Description:

Controlling moisture in sand storage and handling systems is critical to maintaining proper flow through equipment and silos.  In the railcar unloading area, drive-thru unloading buildings can be used to prevent precipitation from getting in the  sand, and this client came to Redpoint with this need, but with a unique requirement–the rail spacing did not allow for building columns between the rail tracks.

Redpoint answered the client’s needs with a cantilevered railcar awning structure, effectively providing the weather protection while only being anchored to one side of the rail tracks.  The structure used a space frame support “column” with a sloped roof, trimmed out in metal building panels.

The project proved to be a true testament of Redpoint’s ability to successfully execute a project from concept to closeout, which included project planning, engineering, detailing, material supply and installation.

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