Project: Concrete Batch Plant Expansion
Scope of Work: Redesign of Existing Concrete Block Plant to Add Ready-Mix Batch Operation
This project involved an existing Concrete Block Facility which wished to expand their ready-mix batching capabilities. EEC designed a 5 acre tract of land in Tampa as a concrete block plant in 2005- 2007. The addition of a concrete batch plant would produce industrial wastewater. The project involved the Site Planning, Design, and Permitting of the proposed Ready Mix Facility. Elements for the expansion of the Facility would include a complete Batching Plant, Wash Down Area with a Closed Loop Water Reclamation System, Material Storage Bins, Admixture Contaminant Area, Sediment Basins and a modification to the existing Stormwater Drainage System. Another Air Permit was issued. In all, six environmental permits were needed for the project.
Due to the environmentally sensitive nature of the facility, permitting with FDEP and the Hillsborough County EPC was necessary to provide a detailed depiction of the Closed Loop Water Reclamation System to ensure no wastewater off-site discharge. The permitting of the facility required Air Construction permits for the new cement silos, and were obtained from the Environmental Protection Committee (EPC). This was in addition to existing permits that were modified for Phase II’s and storm water runoff through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). A water well was permitted from Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and the Health Department for Phase I. The wastewater that was generated by the concrete batch plant was designed to be treated in a four stage sedimentation basin to accommodate the flow and runoff from a 25-year rainfall event. Elements for the expansion of the Facility would include a complete Batching Plant, Wash Down Area with a Closed Loop Water Reclamation System, Material Storage Bins, Admixture Contaminant Area, Sediment Basins, and a modification to the existing Storm Water Drainage System. Another Air Permit was issued. Moreover, EEC performed anti-flotation calculations for the structures due to the high water table.