Preheat Tower and Raw Meal Silo - Pueblo, Colo.
GCC Rio Grande, Inc.
Ibberson was awarded the contract to construct slipformed structures for GCC Rio Grande, Inc.s, new 2,900 STPD grassroots cement plant.
The preheat tower is a 74-foot by 65-foot by 297-foot-tall structure with a portion dropping off at 157 feet. This tower, which was slipped in 15 days, is the first preheat tower with a section of the structure ceasing at mid-height without stopping the slipforming process.
The blend silo is a 48-foot-diameter by 221-foot-tall single silo with a 10-inch’ wall setback. The structure has three massive interior concrete columns that were constructed simultaneously with the walls used to support the 4-foot-thick concrete slab.