F &R was part of the project team throughout design and construction phases of the new $88 million, 141,000 square foot Tyler Hall Student Services Building on the Morgan State University Campus. Named for Calvin and Tina Tyler, the new facility houses nearly 20 student support departments including a state-of-the-art, 250-seat recruitment room, extensive gathering spaces for community service events, and a large welcoming area and atrium. The facility is designed as a LEED Silver Certified Building by using energy-efficient practices to reduce water and electricity uses.

Working with the architect during the final design phases, F&R’s geotechnical team executed a subsurface exploration and field and laboratory testing program to ascertain proposed bearing capacity. Once the data was analyzed our geotechnical engineers provided recommendations for foundations, site preparation, dewatering and other considerations.

With construction underway, F&R’s inspection team mobilized and began conducting materials testing and special inspections of soils and earthwork, cast-in-place concrete, reinforcing steel, caisson construction, structural steel and welding, masonry, asphalt and spray applied fireproofing.

The new Calvin and Tina Tyler Student Services Building “opened” in Fall 2020.