2006 STI/SPFA Tank of the Year Award
T BAILEY, INC. was awarded the Steel Tank Institute & Steel Plate Fabricators Association 2006 Tank of the Year Award in the Standpipe category for the North Gig Harbor Tank project.
T BAILEY, INC. fabricated and erected a new 160′ high x 53’diameter welded steel standpipe for Olympic Property Group for a new housing development in Gig Harbor, WA. Due to the height and capacity of the tank the bottom shell courses were 1 ¼” thick. The site was exposed to extreme wind and rain throughout construction. The knuckle roof is self-supported with structural that was built in place and seal welded overhead. The site was extremely tight and restricted access to the backside of the tank. The lower courses of the tank (1 – 9) were welded using our vert-a-matic automated electro slag vertical welding machine developed in house by T BAILEY, INC. The foundation of the tank was 80’ diameter and 8’ thick and contains almost 335,000 pounds of embedded reinforcing steel and 60,000 pound of anchor bolts to keep the over 800,000 pound steel water tank (not including the additional weight of water in the tank) from overturning in a seismic event. The massive foundation was poured in one monolithic pour of over 1500 cy of ready mix concrete delivered in over 150 truckloads.