As part of the ongoing Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion project in Houston, Stiver Engineering was asked to provide a pulley system to pick up and place 108-inch-diameter pipe sections which weighed more than 20,000 pounds. An I-beam frame was provided to help with the lifting process. Finite element analysis was performed to size the beam and connections. An anchorage design for the frame was also provided using three alternatives that best fit the client’s needs. The frame was designed so the client could easily assemble/disassemble it as necessary.
Stiver Engineering provided structural analysis, foundation design and review of the shop drawings for a wastewater treatment plant expansion in Buda, Texas. A detailed finite element analysis of the steel circular structure was developed to perform critical stress and deflections checks.
Stiver Engineering performed analysis and design work for rock anchors and HSS steel frames for a 44.5-inch diameter pipe support inside a 96-inch diameter tunnel. The supports were designed for critical load combinations generated from buoyant forces and self-weight of the pipe.
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.