Commercial Project Consulting
Will SIREWALL technology work in a specific new location?
Is the local soil capable of producing the strengths necessary for the project?
Can the architectural intent be achieved with SIREWALL?
Will the engineers be able to work with this system and will the local building inspector approve of the use of SIREWALL?
Can the local tradespeople work easily with this technology?
How do I ensure a good outcome for the SIREWALL portion of the project?
Questions like these are addressed in our consulting services, which are delivered in 3 phases.
Recent consulting projects are highlighted below.
Corporate Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan
Terra Firma Builders has begun consulting work on a large commercial project that features a 100’ high SIREWALL rammed earth tower, an impressive feature shown in the rendering below. An additional 8’ tall, 1km long SIREWALL boundary will wrap around the property and the 250,000 sq ft corporate office. The corporate headquarters is in a large development that features street lighting that is exclusively powered by photovoltaic solar.
To manage such a massive project, the company built quarters to house 300 workers and added a store and a mosque. The company also has its own concrete batch plant and a soils/geotechnical lab on site. Many gravel trucks and concrete trucks never leave the site.
This project follows the recent construction of the massive Brinton Museum in Big Horn Wyoming, which features 51′ tall loadbearing SIREWALL, constructed by Terra Firma Builders. The project will be completed in the spring and progress on the build can be viewed on the Museum’s Facebook album.
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