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We are committed to our client’s success by delivering superior engineering through our focus on aviation and port projects – from runway, taxiway and port terminal pavements to airport and port terminal buildings, to wharves and navigation channel maintenance and expansion projects. Moreover, we are dedicated to delivering peace of mind through listening, taking ownership, keeping commitments, and staying in touch.
Through non-destructive testing of pavement stiffness and thickness, along with extensive experience with determining aircraft pavement loads, we determine how to best extend pavement life considering current condition and other project constraints. We are experienced in field operations in airside environments including the critical importance of FOD discipline.
We are experts in port pavements including determining how to rehabilitate existing pavements and construct new pavements based on non-destructive testing results and evaluation of terminal pavement loads from RTG, top-pick, containers and other loading. Our employees have TWIC cards and are able to access port facilities easily for field operations.
We use US Army Corps of Engineers software such as SETTLE and PSDDF, with related test data from our laboratory, to evaluate current disposal or beneficial use site capacity and assess dike height needs. We also evaluate navigation channel side stability and the potential impacts of channel widening/deepening on nearby existing facilities.
Designing wharf facilities to achieve the water depth, crane load, and deck load requirements for the facility with adequate global stability.
In 2016, a new class of ships began traversing the Panama Canal. Dubbed the “Neo Panamax,” these ships reached lengths of 1,200 feet long, 168 feet wide, and up to 50-foot draft, with up to 14,000 container capacity. Shortly thereafter, these ships began transiting the Houston Ship Channel to terminals at Port Houston.View Project →
In 2019, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the 2nd-fastest growing mid-sized airport in the U.S. and an economic engine in Central Texas, embarked on construction plans for its Consolidated Maintenance Facility.View Project →
As the perfect gateway for import and distribution of finished automotive vehicles, Port Houston saw double-digit growth in containers this past year while the global supply chain continued to experience significant challenges. This triggered immediate need for constructing a new wharf at Bayport Terminal,View Project →
Mr. Carmichael manages statewide services and has developed award winning designs on paving projects.
Mr. James is an expert in non-destructive pavement testing and pavement and other asset management systems.
Mr. Hasen is the organization’s technical leader with special expertise in dredging and Owner Verification Testing and Inspection.
Mr. Raavi manages Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering providing solutions to both technical and project delivery needs.