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.
Stiver Engineering designed a structural steel substructure for a solar panel system and a CMU wall around the top of a 1.154 M.G. water storage tank that is adjacent to the Exxon Campus and the Grand Parkway in the Woodlands. We also provided the contractor with the structural designs and drawings for construction.
This was the first project in the United States to include a solar panel system on a water storage tank of this size.