||Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Our project for Sierra Nevada kicked off with a fast start. We are building a new Brewing Facility along the French Broad River near Asheville, North Carolina. When complete, in addition to making beer, the new brewery will become a local attraction for tourist by offering tours, a tasting room, a restaurant, and a concert amphitheater. The project consists of a 150,000 square foot bottling and packaging warehouse. WBI will be performing the slab-on-grade, pile caps, grade beams, deep foundations, and will construct an 11,000 square foot tank. The tank will consist of a mat slab foundation, cast-in-place deck and cast-in-place walls. This structure will host 44 tanks, and 26 will be installed now. This leaves room for the future expansion of 18 tanks. The 26 tanks will be capable of housing 25,600 barrels of beer; which is about 51,200 kegs of beer.
This project requires a high level of quality and a demanding construction schedule. We are excited and looking forward to the challenge.
The fermentation tanks have arrived onsite and the tank erection at the fermentation cellar has begun. The fermentation tanks were manufactured in Germany and arrived in Charleston harbor on March 13th. The first tank was erected on Monday, March 18th. The Brewhouse’s concrete structure is nearing completion and the copper kettles will soon be installed. The bridges’ abutments and retaining walls on Sierra Nevada Way are also making good progress. The bridges’ abutments and retaining walls are being placed using a portabella colored concrete to give the bridge abutment walls an earthy tone with an aged look. Form liners are also being utilized to give the concrete walls a slate stone texture and a sandblast texture. Construction on the Service Block Building and the Waste Water Treatment Facility is underway. Summer is fast approaching and Sierra Nevada hopes to start brewing beer mid-summer although the facility will not be open to the public until 2014. This project would not be a success without the cooperation of Sierra Nevada’s Project Team. Also, enough cannot be said for WBI’s project team. Their continued support and dedication to the project is very much appreciated.