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Carlota Copper Company-Electrowinning Tankbase

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This building for Carlota Copper Company in Miami, AZ was a complexity 10 project with an elevated 4’ stem wall at perimeter. The building was built entirely from the outside due to 98 pre-installed electrowinning tanks. The primary and secondary steel was shipped black, then the builder applied 20 mil Epoxy Carboline finish prior to assembly. The steel was installed with an 11-ton crane/rail running the length of the building. The 29,318 sq. ft. Carlota Copper Company building was built on a hill-top within a copper mine with continual high wind conditions.

The General Contractor was Merit Consultants International, Inc. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Architect was M3 Engineering of Tucson, AZ. The American Buildings Company Builder was Picacho Development.

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