Creating Another Award-Winning ‘Environment’
The project to upgrade the Mattabassett District’s Water Pollution Control Facility in Cromwell, CT, featuring two designs by Structures Unlimited Inc., was recognized by Engineering News-Record New England as a 2015 Best Project winner.
SUI supplied the new main building, a 95’ 11” wide x 48’ 6” long center ridge building with open-air center passage. The Bow, NH company also supplied a shed roof that is 30’ 7/8” by 88’ 4 ½”.
The project, constructed to provide nitrogen treatment to meet new state and federal standards, is one of the biggest WPCF upgrades in the country. The Mattabassett District WPCF processes 12 to 21 million gallons of wastewater from the towns of New Britain, Berlin, Cromwell, Middletown, Newington, Rocky Hill and Farmington, discharging the clean water into the Connecticut River.
The project will now be considered for an ENR Best of the Best Award.
Structures Unlimited is an industry leader in municipal wastewater treatment facilities, providing key components for a project or an entire structure. SUI projects feature Kalwall® translucent sandwich panels that can be designed to fit configurations such as shed, hip and circular.
Because the buildings are pre-engineered, prefabricated and pre-finished, they can be erected in days in any kind of weather and faster than other building systems for immediate use. The inside and outside surfaces are ultra-smooth to resist dirt, dust and bacteria build-up, and can be steam cleaned. Structures feature walls and roofs that are highly insulated to prevent potential freeze-ups and energy efficient to take advantage of solar gain during daylight hours.