Orbite’s high purity alumina (HPA) production plant is a 28,000 square foot, $117 million facility. During the design and installation of the new process equipment, SBSA played a leading role in the modification and reinforcing of the existing building, as well as the design of all new platforms and support structures for new pipes and equipment. SBSA also designed two extensions to the building as well as various outdoor support structures.

Having to modify an existing building for a new process implied working with restricted conditions as well as having to think outside of the norm. SBSA, with the help of the client and the process engineers, helped coordinate the installation of all steel structures during the construction phase. It also worked closely with the steel fabricator to help find solutions to any onsite issues which would develop during the construction.