SavannahGeolocation: 32.0385, -81.0627
Terracon's Savannah Office was established in 2002 as one of WPC's offices. WPC joined Terracon in 2009. The Savannah office serves a multiple of clients ranging from civil engineering and architectural firms, city, county, and state governments, as well as different Department of Defense agencies. Industrial development along the Savannah River has been the mainstay of environmental compliance and remediation work, deep foundation geotechnical engineering, special inspections, and testing, as well as geotechnical design and construction materials engineering and testing services. These services have been performed for a variety of industrial and commercial development clients.
In 2008, WPC, A Terracon Company, staff began work on the EFACEC project on Highway 21 in Rincon, Ga. The project featured two buildings; a 230,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and a 17,000-square-foot office building. WPC personnel performed auger-cast pile monitoring, cage reinforcement inspections, grout testing, and engineering oversight to a three-rig simultaneous auger-cast pile placement operation. MOre than 2,400 piles were placed and tested post-placement by SSL and Pulse Echo Testing. WPC personnel also performed special inspections on all concrete reinforced structures.
Since 2002, WPC, A Terracon Company, has been providing geotechnical, environmental, and construction materials engineering and testing services to the Georgia Ports Authority. The Port of Savannah is the fourth largest container port in the U.S. and the fastest growing port in the country. Overall, the Port of Savannah has a total container berth length of more than 15,000 feet and more than 1,400 acres of storage and transportation facilities. Services have been provided directly to the Georgia Ports Authority Engineering Department, as well as through the port contractors CH2M Hill and…
This project won the Grand Award in 2006 ACEC/Georgia Engineering Excellence Awards Competition. Southern LNG Elba Island Terminal is the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in the US. WPC, A Terracon Company, was selected to provide geotechnical services on Phases II and III of the expansion, which included three new LNG storage tanks, containment walls, and process facilities. The facility is located on Elba Island to the east of downtown Savannah. Following the geotechnical investigation, WPC performed an instrumented pile load test program.