Star of Hope Cornerstone Community​​
Houston, Texas

Riner Engineering Services (RINER) provided Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Materials Testing services for this 48‐acre development which will serve as an intake facility and volunteer center for the support of homeless single women and families.

The overall project consisted of seven, one‐ to three‐story steel framed buildings ranging from 10,000 to 28,000 SF which will consist of a campus community center/dining hall, a 300‐seat chapel, a family counseling center, a collection center and retail shop for clients, and the “House of Hope” an educational and daycare facility. The project also included associated parking and drive areas totaling 300,000 SF.

RINER performed the geotechnical investigation which included 9 soil borings, totaling 300 feet, to delineate subsurface conditions across the site. All drilling and logging was performed by RINER personnel. RINER’s Geotechnical Engineering report provided recommendations for building pad earthwork, drilled piers, spread footing foundations, retaining structures, slab on grade and pavement construction.

RINER’s earthwork testing and inspection scope during construction included building pad, utility and pavement earthwork. Additional testing and inspection items included spread footings, cast in place concrete, conventional concrete reinforcing, structural masonry, and structural steel inspections.