US Forest Lookout Towers12 Mar
Access Platform03 Nov
An assessment of the structural integrity of this 5-story access platform was made by using a state-of-the-art finite element modeling software. The structure is installed at a US Army Base in Nevada. It is subjected to very high seismic activity and must support sensitive testing equipment. Eclipse worked closely with our client, a US Army contractor, to assure that the platform and the adjacent structure which provided much of the support, could withstand code required load cases.
BLM Towers25 Feb
The 100-ft tall steel observation towers were free climbed and visually inspected to determine the condition and any required repairs for the structures. An extensive code check was provided on the structures with recommendations to bring the structural and safety components up to date with current code requirements. Eclipse created a finite element model of the towers to help define the need of retrofit work. One of the tower inspections included the addition of a stairs and a viewing platform, designed to be accessible to the public.