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JLG ARCHITECTS - GRAND FORKS REGIONAL WATER TREATMENT PLANT

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Building Codes Impact on the Design

2m 30s

Chris Heidrich of JLG dives deep into the Design Development phase of the Grand Forks Regional Water Treatment Plant.  He explains why the building configuration is crucial to the operation of the plant, as well as incorporating industrial size building systems into the project.  He also covers site issues and how the soil conditions impacted the structural design.

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So it made a lot of sense to shoot for Type II B, just because we didn't have to fire proof anything and because we had unlimited provision, we didn't have to deal with any of the tricky detailing that a fire wall typically comes with along the way. Type II B is usually what architects shoot for in a non-combustible situation. You can't use wood framing along the way, you can use steel, you can use concrete, anything like that.

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