The addition has been designed to improve the manufacturing of an existing food processing plant.
The space houses the mixing room where various ingredients enter through the existing plant and exit to packaging. The height was determined by the equipment requirements. This created a drainage problem for the existing roof, which is lower.
By introducing a low connecting part (saddle) that problem was solved.
Steel and bar joist construction was selected for the structural part. To achieve the required fire resistance the perimeter walls are non bearing single wyeth CMU walls, insulated with closed cell spray foam. All block walls have been painted and sealed inside and outside, with the consideration of shedding water and dust, but not to lock in any moisture within the walls.