Facility Design, Inc.
Consulting Engineers


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Facility Design, Inc. offers the following engineering services to assist you,
depending upon the specific needs of your project.
We have provided services to a variety of clients including Owners,
General Contractors,Specialty Subcontractors and Engineering Consultants.
All design drawings are prepared using AutoCad computer software and can be
easily transmitted via e-mail.

STORAGE SILO DESIGN AND INSPECTION

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Total design of both slipform and jumpform reinforced concrete silos for the storage of bulk materials such as coal, grain, cement, clinker, fly ash, clay, sand, soda ash, dolomite, saltcake, cullet and pebble lime.

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Evaluation of bulk material flowability laboratory testing and studies to determine hopper configurations, hopper slopes, discharge opening sizes, liner materials, and to establish    material parameters for design of silo walls, floors and hoppers.

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Finite element modeling to analyze and design silos for asymmetric flow conditions, complex foundations, interstice storage and inverted cone hoppers.

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Coordination of project requirements with Geotechnical Engineers and Mechanical Engineers to provide integrated silo structural design compatible with the foundation recommendations and equipment layouts at the least total cost to the client.

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Inspection and evaluation of existing storage silos, including preparation of drawings and specifications for silo repairs after identifying problem sources and developing recommended corrective measures.

STRUCTURAL DESIGN SERVICES

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Reinforced concrete and structural steel design for industrial and bulk material handling facilities.

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Design of pile and drilled pier foundations, mat foundations, rail and truck receiving pits and retaining walls.

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Conveyor trusses and towers, sampling buildings, barge and ship loading structures, crushing and screening facilities, stacking tubes and reclaim tunnels.

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Periodic on-site inspections, structural investigations, conceptual studies and preliminary designs, and estimates of quantities during the proposal phase.

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Manufacturing plants, warehouses and commercial facilities.

 

MECHANICAL DESIGN SERVICES

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General layout and design of bulk material handling facilities, including belt conveyor design, power transmission component selection, feeder and equipment design and selection, scales and batch weighing, mass flow gate design, proportioning and cut-off gates, and diverters and turnheads.

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Dust collection systems, pneumatic conveying systems, air slides, compressed air systems and hydraulic systems.

 

PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING SERVICES

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Preliminary design to develop criteria for final design or turnkey bid packages.

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Conceptual planning for establishing construction budgets.

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Feasibility studies to develop project economics and evaluate alternative concepts and systems.

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Preliminary facility layout and site development.

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Preliminary construction cost estimates and quantity estimates.

 

CIVIL AND SITEWORK

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Railroad layout and design, drainage and earthwork design, facility and site layout design and utility and piping layout.

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Pier and dock layout, fender design, haul road layout and design, and pavement design.

 

SPECIFICATIONS AND BID PACKAGE PREPARATION

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Prepare technical project specifications following the three part CSI format.

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Prepare performance type specifications for turnkey projects or major equipment component procurement.

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Prepare bid packages for construction phase activity or turnkey projects.

 

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