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Terracon's Houston office was founded in 1994 as HBC Engineering, Inc. Our doors were opened in Houston starting with five employees providing geotechnical, environmental, construction materials, and facilities services. In 1998, HBC was acquired by Terracon and continued to grow and expand its geographic reach. By 2009 Terracon Houston had grown to over 140 professionals. The office remains a strong influence in the Houston engineering and consulting market.
The Houston office provided professional environmental consulting services for a private real estate developer who was purchasing multiple adjacent properties in The Heights area of Houston. The properties consisted of a mix of aging industrial, retail, and residential uses, and were planned for retail redevelopment. Historically, one of the properties was used for oil refining, scrap metal recycling, steel products manufacturing, and automotive engine refurbishing.
Terracon initially conducted Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) on the properties. Based on the historical…
The project involved two twenty-seven story residential condominiums on a site on East Beach in Galveston, TX. Construction also included a two level parking garage adjacent to each condominium. The geotechnical scope of services included performing exploratory borings, laboratory soil testing to evaluate soil properties, and provided recommendations for foundation systems for the proposed structures. The structures are supported on pile groups consisting of augered cast-in place (ACIP) piles. Extensive settlement analyses were performed for the foundations systems.
West Campus The Texas Children's Hospital West Campus project includes the construction of a new campus on a site located on a 55-acre tract of land. An Acute Care Center, In-patient tower, and diagnostic and treatment hospital are planned to be constructed. During construction of the facilities, Terracon provided construction materials engineering and testing services to assure quality control. Our services included testing of building pad fill materials, monitoring the installation of drilled and under-reamed piers, shallow spread footings, observing the placement and size of reinforcing…