Last month a major milestone was reached for the construction of Hines’s 609 Main office tower, one of Houston’s newest high-rise office buildings that will be located in the downtown district. The mat foundation was poured starting the evening of Saturday, August 23 and continued through the night until completion Sunday evening. The massive concrete pour required 1,400 concrete trucks to place the 14,000 cubic yards of concrete needed to construct the over nine-foot-thick concrete mat. The mat foundation is the fourth largest ever completed in Houston. 609 Main, located on a full city block bounded by Main Street and Fannin Street, is scheduled to open in December 2016.
When completed, this 49-story tower will stand prominently in Houston’s Central Business District. The reflective glass cladding and unique angular profile will give the tower a commanding presence on the downtown skyline. Amenities include a 6,000 sf conference center, a fitness center, 6,000 sf of ground-floor retail and an attached garage for 1,200 cars. Another notable feature is an urban green space that sits atop the garage with 23,000 sf of outdoor space wrapped around an 8,000 sf interior terrace, also topped by accessible green space.
The 1 million sf speculative space is designed to cater to user needs and comfort. The tower incorporates an underfloor air distribution system that allows individual temperature control in each workspace. The compact building core and 27,500 sf floorplates are highly flexible and allow daylight deep into the core. The 48th floor features a double-height glass roof. The building is expected to achieve LEED CS Gold.
Cardno Haynes Whaley is proud to be the structural engineer of record for this historic building and to be part of a project team which includes Design Architect Pickard Chilton, Production Architect Kendall Heaton Associates and General Contractor D.E. Harvey Builders.
Cardno Haynes Whaley is pleased to be teaming with Design Builder, Hensel Phelps, to provide structural engineering design services for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s (MWAA) rail yard and maintenance facility to serve the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) new Metrorail route, the Silver Line. This $253 million rail yard and maintenance facility will [...]
BBVA Compass Building — Floating Staircase Between Levels 19 and 20
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of serving as a docent during the project tour at the landmark BBVA Compass building (2200 Post Oak) for the Rice Design Alliance (RDA) annual membership meeting and reception. It was one of those “proud [...]
Tysons Overlook is another prominent Cardno Haynes Whaley project in the burgeoning region of Tysons Corner, Virginia. The project consists of a recently topped-out 11-story, 320,000 sf office tower; an adjacent 280,000 sf, 900-space precast concrete parking garage, and future plans for a 300-key hotel.
Cardno Haynes Whaley selected structural steel stub-girder framing with [...]
As Houston-based structural engineering firm Cardno Haynes Whaley prepares to expand its geographic reach and broaden its structural services, the firm will look to Andrea Goodwin, CPSM to play a significant role in that effort. Goodwin joins the firm as Director of Marketing; she will oversee marketing and business development for the firm’s current offices [...]
Houston structural engineer Larry Whaley was recently elevated to the level of Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a designation held by fewer than 4% of ASCE members. Whaley was recognized for his contributions at the annual ASCE Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Gala in Arlington, VA in late March.
Imagine the task of being given random building materials and asked to construct, in less than 4 hours, a vessel that could carry two people safely across the Buffalo Bayou in the shortest amount of time. Well, that is exactly the mission at the Rice Design Alliance (RDA) rdAgents’ Anything That Floats yearly competition. On [...]
On Friday, April 4th, the Houston office of Cardno Haynes Whaley participated in the 2014 Westchase District Corporate Challenge. This was the 17th year for the event, and the 10th year for our Houston office to have representatives join in on the fun. The Westchase District Corporate Challenge is an annual competition that [...]
Debbie Buckham, Tim Dowdy (Hickok Cole),Larisa Ramich, Lee Ressler, Theresa Sheils (Gensler)and Brian Cornell
John McKinney and Theresa Sheils (Gensler)
The Cardno Haynes Whaley Reston office team of Larisa Ramich, Brian Cornell, Lee Ressler and Debbie Buckham participated in Washington DC’s 42nd Annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run on Sunday, April 6, [...]
February 27th Cardno Haynes Whaley had the great pleasure of attending the topping out ceremony for Southwestern Energy’s new corporate headquarters in Springwoods Village, Texas, just north of Houston. This was a great event in which the owners, design and development team and contractor celebrated a successful milestone in the project. The new headquarters consists [...]