Rubb, Inc. was contacted by Marshall Industries, a mining support contractor based in Ontario, who needed a flexible structure for a truck maintenance and assembly facility.
The types of vehicles to be housed in the structure are very large mining dump trucks and, because of their sheer size, the building had to meet very specific design criteria including high sidewalls, a large service door, and the ability to move.
Rubb’s engineering team went to work designing a 60′ wide by 117′ long BVE structure with a sidewall height of 26′. In addition to the extreme design loads (primarily ground snow load), the structure needed to move along an I-beam foundation utilizing Hilman Rollers. Additional features include full insulation package with inner liner, personnel doors and a large Cookson roller shutter door measuring 34 feet wide by 28 feet tall.