SIP Agronomy Center Rolfe IA
Location: Rolfe, IA
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Awards/Certifications: Building Excellence Awards
BEA: 2022 Runner-Up Classic Agriculture
Cooperative Agronomy Center providing area farmers 24/7 Liquid fertilizer loadout lane, Central Product warehouse for farm chemicals, seed treatment, bulk seed storage and pickup. This facility provides for timely loadout of products, automation, accuracy, and efficiency to help farmers maximize their time during peak planting, growing, harvesting, and tillage.
PRO Coop was looking for a well-insulated, durable building system option to a steel building that would hold up well long term to the harsh environment handling farm chemicals, fertilizer, and treated seeds. SIPs with a laminated FRP to CCX plywood interior skin provided the most durable and long term option.
SIP wall thickness and core material:
3/4"-OSB / 7-3/8" EPS Foam / 3/4" CCX Ply / .090 FRP = 9"
SIPs saved erection time, with less labor needed to install and apply insulation and interior finishes. Construction cost was considerably less than a steel structure where you would basically have to construct another building with-in the steel building shell using non-corrosive wood and FRP finishes .
88' Wide-Clear Span Wood Trusses
By utilizing an interior division wall to meet the building length to width sheer requirement
20'-11" interior clear ceiling height
ProCoop has built several SIP buildings in the past ranging from a CStore/Gas Station, Tire Shop, Propane business shop, and Feed Millmaintenance shop. The past performance of having all these previous SIP buildings played a significant role in specifying SIPs being used for thisproject.