Rubb provided a 220′ x 525′ BVE Range bi-link structure which provides an additional 100,000 square feet of transit storage in addition to covering the port’s railroad siding. The building was designed to meet the stringent Texas gulf coast building code requirements, including wind speeds of up to 130 mph.
The building features six 36′ wide x 24′ high bi-parting Norco doors for access on dockside as well as access through the ends of the building. Two 18` wide single panel sliding doors provide additional access.
The lighting system was designed so that the lights are automatically turned off during daylight hours when the white translucent roof membrane provides a bright working environment. This will also conserve energy for the port.
In 2017, after nearly 15 years of high UV exposure and challenging weather, the entire structure was recladded with new Serge-Ferrari 28oz PVC. The original structure was built in 2003 and has withstood numerous hurricanes prevalent to this part of the Texas coastline.