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Project: New Hopper Platform Support
Hammond, Indiana
Client: American Maize-Products Company
Services:  Structural Analysis and Design, Preparation of Bid Documents, Bidding Assistance, and Overseeing the Construction

Structure Evaluation Engineers, Inc. (SEE)  was retained to design a structural framing system to support a new 15-foot diameter by 40-foot high steel storage silo with 400,000 lbs. capacity to upgrade the corn handling capability.

The new steel silo was required to be supported by a structural steel framing system at 60 feet above the ground in order to load cargo trains underneath. SEE reviewed, assessed and took field measurements from the proposed site location. Then we designed a structural framing system which included four different platform levels and was supported on pile foundations. The steel framing was coated with three coats of high-performance coating to protect steel members and connection parts from the aggressive corrosion environment.

SEE  prepared bid documents, assisted the owner in obtaining bids and selecting a contractor, and performed field engineering and testing services during construction.