The 341st Training Squadron, located in San Antonio, Texas, provides trained military working dogs and handlers for the Department of Defense, as well as other government agencies and allies. The squadron aims to be a world leader in procurement, training, veterinary care and distribution of military working dogs and their handlers. As part of that goal, the squadron commissioned the construction of new housing structures to provide world-class facilities for the animals.

Stiver Engineering provided structural engineering services for the design of the foundations, structural steel and precast kennels for the nine war dog housing buildings.

The fire station project at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio involved a staging area to house an equipment storage facility, an enclosed administrative building person, a tire storage area, exterior lighting, a fire hydrant, a new motorized truck/trailer entrance, providing motorized capability to the existing truck/trailer entrance, and a new pedestrian entrance. The new motorized truck/trailer entrance required designing a proper support to cross a natural open storm water channel.

Stiver Engineering provided the contractor with construction consulting and structural engineering services for the design of the building foundation for the project.

Stiver Engineering was retained to provide structural design through a reinforced concrete foundation design for the hydrotest machine and the steel building that covers the machine in Houston, Texas. We designed the machine foundation as a pit to capture and provide water storage for the reuse of water during the testing procedure. The reinforced concrete pit is 47 feet by 12.5 feet by 13 feet deep.

Stiver Engineering was retained by the client to provide structural design through a foundation design for a 1,500-ton cable carousel that was located adjacent to the Houston, Texas Ship Channel. We provided a foundation design that consisted of 52-24 inch diameter steel piles, which were filled with concrete in order to provide enough section to prevent pile failure in the soft soil.

This client is a supplier of titanium extrusions for applications such as oil tool housings, valve bodies, and aerospace components. They invested millions of dollars in their 5,000-ton extrusion press, the world’s newest specialty metals extrusion device.

Stiver Engineering provided structural design by designing a plan to demolish a portion of the building’s interior slab and construct a stabilized subgrade for the installation of the reinforced concrete press slab. Additionally, we were provided the press loading conditions and developed a reinforced foundation design based on the proposed loading.