Koch Carbon Pier F Silo Assessment


Condition Assessment
Structural Engineering

Koch Carbon Pier F Silo Assessment

Long Beach

Walter P Moore is performing a condition assessment and structural evaluation of 36 reinforced concrete silos and supporting structures at the Port of Long Beach. These silos are experiencing deterioration from suspected chemical exposure from industrial processes. The evaluation is being conducted using a phased approach to first visually review and map the extent of deterioration, followed by nondestructive testing and concrete materials sampling to verify the sources of deterioration. The findings from this investigation are being used to advise the owner on a best course of action for immediate repairs and long-term restoration for continued use of the facility.

The owner of the industrial facility places a high value on safety and compliance. Walter P Moore fulfilled the project safety requirements and worked closely with the owner to plan the condition assessment with a focus on safety first.