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The composite slab technology is a leave-in form of the best concrete and steel for the composite beam and column concept.”

Provident Realty Advisors, Development Partner Kip Platt

Complete Overhaul: Historic office building readapted for luxury residential living

This pre-World War II office building was the original headquarters for the Texaco oil company. The historic high-rise is being converted into 305 luxury apartments with the help of a 3,500-sf back-of-house expansion. The project team incorporated a self-standing moment frame system from Diversakore beam and column products, a hybrid system combining conventional reinforced concrete encased in a custom shaped steel plate shell (which also acts as steel reinforcing and a stay-in-place concrete form).

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Houston, Texas
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Commercial, Multi-Family Residential, Seismic/Adaptive Renovation
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Concrete, Steel

Project Highlights

  • Added five high-ceiling apartments per floor with the Diversakore expansion.
  • Created a double-sided corridor which links the expansion to three parts of the older building (each constructed 20 years apart).
  • The moment frame system will perform in high coastal wind conditions typically experienced in the Southeast region.
  • DCI pioneered the moment frame connections.

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