This project consisted of the construction of a new nine-story apartment building supported on shallow reinforced concrete spread footings and incorporating masonry and cold formed metal framing walls. The first level floor was a slab on grade and the upper level floors were both composite slabs and Epicore decking.
Froehling & Robertson, Inc. was retained to provide testing services for this project in the areas of field soils evaluation during footing installation, field and laboratory concrete and masonry testing, structural steel and cold formed metal framing field observation. During the course of the project, F&R tested numerous specific building materials, including:
- Soils/Controlled Fill: Observing proof rolling operations of the building, parking, and roadway subgrades prior to and following the placement of structural fill and/or base stone.
- Cast-in-Place Concrete: Sampling structural concrete and performing field tests that include temperature, slump, air content, and the casting of compressive strength test specimens. Prior to concrete placements, we observed the reinforcing steel to evaluate compliance with the contract documents.
- Masonry: Field and laboratory testing of masonry materials prior to and during the masonry phase of construction.
- Structural Steel and Metal Framing: Performing field observation related to structural steel, welding, bolted connections, and steel joists.