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New Era Technologies - Composting in Fabric Covered Buildings

Long Light and Low Maintenance Costs Mean Greater Profits

The 72' x 440' arch and 90' x 220' peak design fabric buildings were positioned on 10' high concrete containment walls.


Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Building Size: 72'W by 440'L & 90'W by 220'L Fabric Covered Buildings
Application: Composting Source Separated Organics - Waste Management


Gerald Tibbo, CEO, New Era Technologies is happy with the reduced building maintenance costs and with "the open-span working area that provides plenty of room for composting product. These fabric buildings are available 30 to 160 feet wide, to any length and have no obstructions to interfere with equipment maneuverability.  "Past problems with other buildings like seepage is easy to control in the fabric buildings," says Tibbo.


New Era Technologies, Halifax, NS, processes over 25,000 tons of source separated organic  waste  into manufactured  soil per  year, which is sold to local landscaping companies and golf courses. During the past three years, New Era Technologies has been aggressively expanding their operations. In an effort to lower maintenance costs and improve their bottom line, New Era Technologies purchased  two fabric covered buildings - a 72' X 440' arch and a 90' x 220' peak.


"These compost buildings  offer a long life and low maintenance costs which always mean more profit," says Gerald Tibbo, CEO, New Era Technologies. "The fabric is not affected by corrosive gases, while it is devastating to a steel building." The steel frame is triple-coated with an anti-corrosion barrier for added protection against harsh environments.

New Era Technologies uses an impressive aeration process to manufacture their quality soil. In the arch building, the in- vessel process breaks down the initial raw product, and then the curing and stabilization takes place through a forced ventilation air system. The exhausted air is then filtered through the Bio Filter system to maintain  a negative air pressure, reducing indoor fog and odors. Composted product is then further inspected, screened for size and stored in the peak fabric building.

Building Highlights
• Polyethylene fabric is not affected by the corrosive gas and will not rust


• Clear span design allows for maximum height and sidewall clearance


• Anti-corrosion  barrier protects exposed steel components


• Exhausted air is filtered through an elaborate Bio Filter system to maintain negative air pressure, reduce indoor fog and controls odors


The fabric cover is not affected by corrosive environments.


The new 90' x 220' peak design building addition is utilized to screen and remove further residual as well as added storage space.


The clear span environment provides ample room for machinery, equipment and compost product.



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