Texas Design Interests, LLC and its principals have performed structural engineering designs on a wide range of challenging industrial projects throughout Texas. Making an extra effort to be involved from the inception of the project, wherever possible, we are able to collaborate with the other team members to produce the best possible design solution for the client’s manufacturing, production, or refining needs.
Texas Design Interests, LLC performed the structural design for this industrial finish-out project under an aggressive schedule while coordinating closely with the Owner, Architect, MEP Engineer, General Contractor, and Mechanical Subcontractor. The design involved analyzing the most appropriate use of the existing structure to accommodate substantial mechanical and manufacturing equipment loads. A mechanical mezzanine was designed for the back of the structure that utilized existing columns where possible and emphasized cost-effective constructability within an enclosed space. Concrete piers with extensions to a steel frame were designed on the exterior of the building for the support of two current cooling tower cells and one future, each cell weighing approximately 34,000 lbs. A 28 ft x 18 ft foundation pad was designed for the support of a 37 ft tall, 175,000 lb nitrogen tank.
Project Data: Finish-out of an existing 122,000 square foot tilt-wall warehouse for a new manufacturing facility
Construction Type: – composite concrete slab on steel beams and columns supported on drilled concrete piers, chiller foundation – steel frame supported on drilled concrete piers, nitrogen tank pad – shallow spread footing
Architect: TAG International.
General Contractor: Harvey-Cleary Builders.