When it came time for Virginia Tech to update a key residential area for its Corps of Cadets known as the “upper quad”, F&R provided all of our core services in support of the project. During design, F&R worked with Virginia Tech’s architect, Clark Nexsen, to provide a subsurface exploration and geotechnical engineering report. The engineering recommendations concluded that the new buildings could be constructed on shallow foundations supported by aggregate piers.

As renovation of several existing structures was included in the scope, F&R’s environmental services division provided a hazardous materials survey in each of the buildings proposed for construction. Our industrial hygienists also provided abatement monitoring services for the removal of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) identified in both buildings. A report documenting these activities and sample results were provided following the completion of the contracted asbestos abatement work along with the field notes and sample logs.

Once construction was underway, F&R worked with the project team and the Virginia Tech Building Official to provide the required special inspections, CMT, and metals/NDT services. Our geostructural monitoring team was on site to provide vibration monitoring services in adjacent structures.