Location: Corpus Christi, TX

A.H. Beck performed the design assist and installation of ground improvement to support a total of six 185-foot-diameter oil storage tanks at the project site consisting of deep, highly variable soil conditions. The original scope consisted of only five storage tanks, however A.H. Beck was employed to complete a sixth tank due to the tight schedule and current establishment at the project site. The design required that long-term settlements be less than 4 inches. A.H. Beck utilized two drilling rigs installing the ground improvement elements and implemented the use of an onsite batch plant capable of producing a consistent high quality grout of specified strength. The onsite batch plant allowed for the batching of material 12 hours per day, 7 days per week to maintain the aggressive 6-month project schedule.

OWNER: Buckeye Partners