Grain Storage - Kalama, Wash.
Kalama Export Company, L.L.C.
Ibberson was awarded the contract to pour 14,300 cubic yards of concrete and install 1,400 tons of reinforced steel for the new grain storage annex.
The project involved 15 slipform concrete silos founded on a 4,900-cubic yard pile cap mat supported by 815 18-inch-diameter pressure-grout displacement piles. Each silo was 42 feet in diameter and 120 feet tall, with elevated steel bin bottoms hoppers for a total storage capacity of 1,500,000 bushels. This project had a Seismic Zone 3 design.
Among the unique project features is an active partnering process, through which all project team members worked constructively together to realize common project goals. Partnering focused on open communication, trust, prompt decision-making and the foundation of any successful project-people.
The entire project was completed without a lost-time accident, despite the project complexity and fast-track schedule.
“T.E. Ibberson Company provided excellent design and planning along with tremendous execution of the work in the field. Ibberson’s efforts have enabled Kalama Export Company the opportunity to set new goals for completion of the entire integrated project.”
~ Brian Berger, Project Manager
Kalama Export Company