Structural Facilities and Plants in California
Designed by Leavitt & Associates Engineers, Inc.
Leavitt & Associates
Engineers, Inc. recently designed two 250 ton hoppers for MSE – Material
Systems Engineers for the East Bay Municipal Utility District Solids
Handling Project in Oakland, California.
The 250 ton hoppers were supported on an elevated steel braced-frame
structure which provided access platforms for operations and maintenance and
also allowed trucks to drive under for hopper discharge.
The hoppers and support structure are located in and were designed for
seismic zone 4 which is a high risk seismic zone. East Bay Mud also had
special seismic design criteria and details which were followed in the
design and fabrication of the hoppers and support structure.
Leavitt & Associates has civil and structural engineering licenses and has
designed a number of plants and structural facilities in California. We
specialize in the design of all types of structures in high risk seismic