Four ECO designed and inspected projects went directly through Hurricane Ike (9/1/2008) without wind damage. This included a Seaward zone project on Galveston went through Hurricane Ike without structural wind damage. This piling foundation project was also a Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) framed residence.(-->)
For this structure, Hurricane Ike's storm surge carried debris from the 100' long waterside wood dock on the bay side directly through this elevated SIP house's pilings supporting this house. There was some damage to the blowout designed walls from the dock debris, but no damage wind or storm surge damage to the elevated structure above.
The other three T.D.I windstorm zone insurance program designed projects that went through Hurricane Ike without damage included a Structural Insulated Panel ('SIP') framed Medical Clinic in Anahuac, Texas, a structural concrete insulated wall panel ('SCIP') La Porte, Texas, another SCIP residence in Hitchcock, Texas.
Although ECO is experienced with several alternate building methods, the majority of our T.D.I. project are traditonal but highly engineered wood frame construction structures. Many of these project were constructed on structural piling foundations.
ECO does all coastal projects in Autodesk Revit Structure (3D), which we believe provides the opportuntiy for a better structure. Revit also allows accurate modeling. This boathouse include tidal modeling.
Commercial Example - Seabrook Sailing Club