U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Various Locations in the United States
As part of the Homeland Security program, these structures are built on the borders of the United States and Mexico in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. The buildings house a 200,000-pound x-ray machine capable of providing clear images of cargo.
These structures are designed to resist the most severe wind and earthquake loads.
We have worked with Keller Engineers for structural and civil engineering support on six projects over the past five years and have been very pleased with the results. Our projects tend to be complicated phased renovation/ addition projects calling for creativity in planning and construction. I have been particularity pleased with their responsiveness to issues that arise during construction which is of particular importance to us and our clients. Vern L. McKissick, III, AIA, LEED AP, Owner/Architect McKissick Associates