Clay Processing Plant and Plug Valve Building


Veracruz, Mexico, 2015 – 2016
Client: SPED SRL

The Plug Valve Building and the structure for the Clay Processing Plant were built on the CEMENTOS Y CONCRETOS Moctezuma S.A. de C.V. cement plant site located in Veracruz, Mexico.

Since Mexico is a highly seismic country (0,55g of acceleration plateau at the building site), and because the structures have very high loads, it was necessary to take special measures both during the design and dimensioning phase and in the construction drawing phase.

For the planning of the various structures of the Plug Valve Building and the Clay Processing Plant, both American regulations (ACI 318-11, ASCE 7-10) and Mexican regulations (CFE Sismo 08 and CFE_Viento_08) were used.