Humane Society of St. Thomas Animal Care Hospital
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
SSM's engineers provided structural engineering for multiple buildings at this complex to meet the challenging wind and seismic conditions demanded by the project location. Our structural engineers worked worked closely with the rest of the design and construction team (consisting of SSM, Caribbean and California-based architects and consultants).
The structural design included extensive retaining wall design for this hill top site, as well as 3 large underground cisterns to hold water for the entire complex.
Working with Caribbean and California-based architects and consultants, SSM carried out a structural design that included extensive retaining wall design for the hill-top site, as well as three large underground cisterns to hold collected rainwater for the entire complex.
Landscape architects and civil engineers provided site and civil engineering services, integrating the architectural plans with the site in terms of vehicular and pedestrian circulation, landscaping, and exterior site features. In addition, provided sewage treatment plant design and collection system design.