Stiver Engineering was retained by a local contractor to provide structural design through an alternative cantilevered wall design for the Hardy Yards project in Houston, Texas. The alternative design consisted of soldier piles and timber lagging and ranged in height from 4 feet to 10 feet.

This project specified the construction of two reinforced concrete boxes from Buffalo Bayou to San Felipe Road in Houston, Texas. The excavation was located a short distance from high-voltage power line towers and two main railroad lines. Stiver Engineering was hired to provide construction consulting through a braced shoring system that included sheet piles, wales, and a cross strut design that could be adjusted to accommodate construction.