Clayco Completes Chevron Preservation and Maintenance Facility

Clayco Completes Chevron Preservation and Maintenance Facility

Clayco Completes Chevron Preservation and Maintenance Facility

Gulf of Mexico Business Unit Features Storage Space and Repair Facility

CHICAGO (August 30, 2012) – Clayco, Inc. recently completed Chevron’s 150,000-square-foot Preservation and Maintenance Facility in Houma, La. The metal warehouse sits on a 30-acre site and provides office space, storage for critical spare parts and equipment maintenance areas for offshore oil production equipment.

The pre-engineered metal building is located near the coastline, creating a challenge for builders. Soil and groundwater conditions near the coast made it difficult to support a large structure.

“This project required an extensive foundation,” said Project Director, Jim Mundy. “We had to install 5,250 pilings into the ground to support the structure.”

With a large project like this one, safety takes first priority. Roughly 300,000 hours were dedicated to this project, with no lost time in incidents.

“With all the staff we had on hand for this project, it was great to see that there were no injuries throughout the process,” Mundy noted.

The Chevron facility is being recognized for its sustainability practices and has been named a LEED certified building. Throughout the construction process, waste management practices were used along with recycled products and regional suppliers and materials. Water-efficient landscaping was designed for this property, including an irrigation system connected to soil moisture sensors.

With Chevron’s recent investment in the Gulf Coast region, it is expected that this facility will bring many new jobs to the area.

Partners in this project included Jacobs Engineering, Concrete Strategies and various local suppliers from the Gulf region.