Saunders Construction and Maintenance

Off Foundation Construction

off-foundationThe Off Foundation Construction method is typically used for smaller diameter tanks where the tank can be built on a temporary foundation in close proximity to its final location. On completion of the tank, it is lifted into position using heavy lift cranes. This solution offers significant schedule savings as tank construction can be run in parallel with foundation construction.

If there is significant pressure on the project schedule another option with smaller diameter tanks is that the roof and all roof fittings can be constructed in parallel with the strake erection. The roof would be constructed on a temporary footing and lifted as a completed unit onto the shell when finished.

Saunders is available to complete a site inspection anywhere around the country to give you advice on the safest and most suitable approach to delivering your tank project.