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City of Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center

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CHG completed the erection of an 83,590 square foot Varco Pruden (VP) pre-engineered metal building at the City of Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center located at the Tacoma Landfill. The building utilizes VP’s clearspan open web design and is one of the largest bolted, clear-span buildings in Washington.

The open web design of the truss beam frames allow for HVAC ducts, wiring, sprinkler systems and lighting to be incorporated through the trusses. The building also features prismatic strip skylights for daylighting and energy savings. The roof was built in 25-foot by 135-foot sections weighing 56,000 pounds each that were assembled on the ground then hoisted onto the frame lines using two cranes and assembled in place saving time and increasing safety. The project was completed on-time and under the owners original budgets.

“CHG Building Systems had the experience to assemble the building within budget and on time,” said Lewis Griffith, P.E. with the City of Tacoma Environmental Services Science and Engineering.

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