Syngenta is a global crop protection seed company based in North Carolina, with a plant in Omaha. This project was to construct an addition to the existing plant. Herbicides and fungicides are mixed in this building, which required specific design features to protect employees from hazardous conditions.
Hawkins constructed this 1,150 SF, 38-foot tall building in an alley that had little room to maneuver during construction. Hawkins set up a 275-ton crane in this tight space and rapidly employed value engineering and design changes so work could be completed before the water levels rose in the nearby Missouri River.
The building is constructed of load bearing precast wall panels and has a double T roof. The floors and platforms that access the decontamination unit are steel-framed. Also included in the scope are CMU partition walls, paving, and a separation wall for an adjacent building.