- Project Size: Facility Buildings
- Project Location: Largo, Florida
- Completion Date: Pending
- Client: Information Available Upon Request
- Owner: City of Largo
Waste Water Reclamation Facility
Biller Reinhart Engineering Group, Inc. performed a structural analysis to explore the structural building modifications required to strengthen the BioSolids and adjacent pump building (located at the above captioned address) to withstand a Category Three hurricane with sustained maximum winds of 130 mph per the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. The BioSolids building is a pre-engineered metal building reportedly constructed circa 1976-1978.
Biller Reinhart attended the kickoff meeting at the project site and performed a site visit at the facility to collect and review existing structural drawings for the two subject buildings. They performed site visits as required to observe and document the building layouts and construction and pertinent discernible structural elements and systems of the two buildings. These site visits were used to collect the data required to perform structural analyses and to develop preliminary drawings in the Preliminary Report Phase. Biller Reinhart also performed calculations and analyses as required to evaluate the capacities of the existing structural elements and systems of the two buildings and calculations as required for the preliminary design of structural elements and modifications to strengthen the existing buildings to withstand a Category 3 hurricane with sustained maximum winds of 130 mph.
Biller Reinhart prepared an engineering report to include the findings of the Building Survey Phase, the results of analyses with regard to the capacities and adequacy of the existing structural elements and systems of the two buildings, and recommendations for strengthening the existing buildings to withstand a Category 3 hurricane. Biller Reinhart also prepared preliminary drawings schematically detailing the structural modifications required for the storm-hardening.