AmesGeolocation: 42.0095, -93.5759
In 2004, Terracon opened the Ames office to be more responsive to local clients and projects. Local clients have included the Ames Community School District, USDA, and City of Ames Public Works Department.
Services provided by the Ames Terracon office include construction material testing, geotechnical and environment assessment, geotechnical site evaluation, construction quality control, and more. Contact us to find out more about what the Ames Terracon office can do.
Terracon provided subsurface exploration, engineering analyses, and consultation services during design, as well as observation, testing, and inspection services during construction. The project included the construction of a building for diseased animals requiring a high level of biological containment. The high-level containment area was constructed of reinforced concrete, with stringent settlement and crack control criteria. The design team selected drilled shaft foundations and six Osterberg load-cell tests were performed to verify shaft capacities.
Terracon provided geotechnical, environmental, and construction monitoring services for the Lincolnway Energy Ethanol Production Facility west of Nevada in Story County, Iowa. The plant has an annual production capacity of 50 million gallons of ethanol. The project included on-site storage consisting of a tank farm for incoming product and process, distillation and storage facilities, with surface transportation provided by rail and truck.
Terracon provided construction observation and testing services for the Donald and Ruth Furman Aquatic Center in Ames, Iowa. The 25,000-square-foot facility is located east of Squaw Creek and will feature an eight-lane, 50-meter lap area; a recreational swim area with zero-depth entry, water slides, diving boards, a water play structure, and a lazy river. The buildings will be constructed on spread-footing foundations. The structures are comprised of structural masonry and wood-framing. Concrete parking areas and underground utility work excavations were also part of Terracon's testing…