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January 2019 Meeting – Repair and Rehabilitation of Barbours Cut Container Terminal

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THURSDAY January 17, 2019 at HESS (Houston Engineering and Scientific Society), 5430 Westheimer, Houston 77056. Tel: 713 627 2283

6:00 pm – Social
6:30 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – Program

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Barbours Cut Container Terminal was constructed in the early 1980s and is a container-handling facility owned and operated by the Port of Houston. A modernization program is underway to increase the service life, efficiency, and capacity of the terminal. Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), has been involved in the repair and rehabilitation of Wharf 3 at Barbours Cut Container Terminal.  This presentation will discuss the two primary aspects of this project. First, the challenges associated with extending the service life of the existing reinforced concrete structure will be outlined, including distress mechanisms, repair strategies, and methods of cathodic protection.  Second, the methodology behind the strengthening and structural design required for the new gantry cranes will be discussed, including strut-and-tie modeling of reinforced concrete elements.

Presented by Casey Jones, PE, and Daniel Pearson, PE

Casey Jones, PE
Daniel Pearson, PE

Casey Jones and Daniel Pearson are structural engineering consultants at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), an interdisciplinary engineering, architecture, and materials science firm specializing in the evaluation, design, and rehabilitation of new and existing construction. Casey Jones received his B.S. degree in civil engineering from Purdue University and his M.S. degree in civil engineering (structural emphasis) from Texas A&M University. His project experience includes investigations and repair design of distressed concrete structures, corroded steel structures, and foundation settlement problems. Casey’s experience also includes both destructive and nondestructive field testing of structural systems. Daniel Pearson received his B.S. and M.E. degree in civil engineering (structural emphasis) from Texas A&M University.  Daniel has been involved in damage investigations, structural analysis, finite element analysis, and structural assessments while at WJE. Daniel is an active member of the Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT) and Casey is an active member of both SEAoT and NACE International.