Southland provided a design-build delivery of mechanical ducting and piping, plumbing, controls, and electrical systems for the Old Trapper beef jerky processing plant. The project included a phased approach. Phase one was a remodel of the existing facility and phase two included work on the new production facility and administrative offices.
Development of the facility was designed and built to meet the newest USDA standards, which involved extensive coordination. The project used different material types and install methods for plumbing systems. The production facility was made to be nearly 100 percent food grade and all components, including structure, mechanical, and plumbing were made from stainless steel materials. The project tilt-up dates were non-typical, and the building slab was poured after the tilt wall was installed. Additionally, all excavation for plumbing was performed in an enclosed space.
Due to the lack of sophistication in the coordination effort with trade partners, the project relied heavily on field coordination for routing and install of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Modeling was specifically used for internal coordination purposes. Overall, Southland successfully completed this project and maintained client satisfaction.