2017 MASTERS DIVISION WINNERS
2017 | Livestock Facilities | 1st Place
This building utilizes a wide gambrel roof design. The faciltiy has 5,600 sows producing around 150,000 piglets per year, which are used for breeding stock in other facilities.
The entire facility is air tight and bio-filtered to keep disease away from pigs. All workers shower in and put on different clothing for biosecuirty. The site was built in an area with seismic activity so designs were done accordingly.
Post frame was chosen for its flexibility for layout and incorporation of filters. Post frame also stands up better to the corrosive environment in the facility better than steel.