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Newmont Mining Corp., Oasis, Nev.

GSBS Architects PC specified five metal building systems in its design for Newmont Mining’s open pit mine project. There is a truck shop, geology building, truck wash, carbon-in-column process plant and an ambulance barn.

The 57,000-square-foot project has eave heights between 12 feet and 65 feet high. The truck shop has 65-foot-high eaves and accommodates large mine trucks with raised beds. Additionally, it has a large bridge crane for working on trucks.

J&M Steel Solutions Inc. erected the metal building systems, which were supplied by GEM Buildings Inc. Big-D Construction Corp. was the general contractor.

For roofs, J&M Steel Solutions installed 57,000 square feet of MBCI’s 22-gauge PBR metal roof panels in Desert Sage. The roofs are insulated with Owens Corning’s Elaminator insulation system with a thermal resistance of R-30.

For walls, J&M Steel Solutions installed 89,000 square feet of MBCI’s 24-gauge PBR metal wall panels in Desert Sage. The walls are insulated with Therm-All Inc.’s 2-inch-thick R-seal rigid board insulation.

In addition to the five buildings, J&M Steel Solutions erected an entry guard shack and two silos, one to store lime and second to store ammonium nitrate. The lime is used in leech field processing and the ammonium nitrate is used for blasting in the open pit mine.

The mine site project was required to meet Mine Safety and Health Administration regulations. There was 100 percent tie-off at all times and daily equipment checks. Workers required 24 additional hours of safety training. The project utilized $4.8 million in steel and was completed in 2016.