There are several reasons that the Shelter Works building was specified as a part of the project. Dwight Swan, who works in the sales office at Envirep, worked with the engineers to streamline the process by facilitating the drawings and the equipment specifications. He explained, “They specified the Shelter Works building because the engineers wanted one manufacturer to supply a complete pre-engineered system including fiberglass shelter, HVAC, explosion proof electrical, prefab wall penetrations for piping, and FiberBeam structural technology” All of these important details have led to another successful Shelterworks project.
Because so many pipes come in and out of this building, there were bulkheads fabricated into the walls. Russ Younkers, Project Manager for the facility, commented about how well Shelter Works built the bulk head where the process pipe penetrates the side walls. Having bulkheads eliminates the end user from cutting into the walls of a brand new building and potentially compromising the insulation inside the shelter walls.