Westminster Canterbury Monticello’s Pantops development included 36 apartments with seven new and spacious, light-filled floor plans featuring high ceilings, hardwood floors and fully equipped high-end kitchens. Residents are now able to enjoy airy screened-porches with views of WCBR’s Nature Preserve and Carter’s Mountain, home to Monticello.
Froehling & Robertson, Inc. was asked to provide geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing during the construction activities of this new Apartment Building for Westminster Canterbury Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. Geotechnical challenges included making a 40 foot deep excavation for the parking garage adjacent to the existing structure, without damaging the existing structure. Foundation support was also challenged by highly variable soil/rock conditions. F&R evaluated several foundations support options to help determine the most cost effective foundation system for the project. In addition, F&R provided a SASW survey to measure the shear wave velocity of the underlying soil conditions, allowing the use of a seismic Site Class C, which was an upgrade over the site class provided by the conventional boring data alone.
The following construction materials testing services were provided to support this project: Shoring Inspections, Rammed Aggregate Pier Foundations, Reinforcing Steel, Cast-in-Place Concrete, Masonry, Structural Steel, and Fireproofing. F&R provided a full time resident inspector during the foundations and reinforced concrete phases of construction.