Raleigh Union Station

Because Raleigh’s existing Amtrak train station routinely experiences overcrowding and lacked the adequate platform size to serve longer trains, the City of Raleigh, in conjunction with the NC Department of Transportation, undertook an $80 million project to renovate and expand a mid-century steel warehouse to create a mixed use City-owned facility. This new building includes a train station, interior and exterior civic gathering spaces, and a range of leasable tenant and support areas.

Froehling & Robertson, Inc. provided construction materials testing, special inspections, 3rd party testing, and environmental consulting services during the course of this 30-month construction project.

Special inspections were performed on materials such as soils, special foundations, cast-in-place concrete, structural masonry, structural steel, and site retaining walls.

CMT Services involved: monitoring of site development and grading operations, field density testing of fill materials, structural foundation observations, field testing of concrete, laboratory testing of mortar, and observation of asphalt paving activities.

Environmental consulting services included soil and water sampling and laboratory testing as well as field assessments.