Located in a paper mill in Camas, Washington, this 70 ft. high, 100 ft. wide, 227 ft. long building is divided functionally into digester, control, screening, washing, and bleaching areas.
Proposed as a precast/prestressed concrete alternate design to a conventional steel-framed building, the framing system uses precast exterior walls, a double tee roof, and prestressed columns and beams with cast-in-place floors.
Wall panels are prestressed to minimize cracking
Concrete framing provides corrosion resistance and significant reduction in maintenance costs compared to a steel-framed building.
Vertical ribbed texture on wall panels minimizes the blotching effect common to large flat concrete walls.