Chevron hired FASTECH and WPI to construct a ground-up convenience store and retail fueling station.
The existing site consisted of an old converted lube bay and eight-point fueling area that had limited access for the area’s boats and trucks. The existing canopy had been hit several times and was at the end of its life.
The site’s proximity to the coast presented challenges with fluctuating groundwater levels. This was considered during the design process and installation of the foundations and drilled footings.
Poor soil conditions were encountered during construction, requiring immediate attention to prevent schedule delays. Vibrations that occurred while installing shoring for the tank hole required extensive planning and monitoring per the city.
FASTECH and WPI were able to redesign footings that eliminated removing an extra 5-10k tons (300-600 truckloads) of soil from the project site. This saved the client time and money by not having to transport and dispose of the soil, reducing the project’s environmental impact.
The shoring installation plan was modified during construction to minimize the vibration on the surrounding homes and businesses.