Terracon was contracted by Quality Enterprise USA, Inc. for three important flood control projects directed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The LPV 104.02 London Avenue Project was designed to provide hurricane protection and storm proofing for the existing Seabrook Bridge and surrounding areas from storm surge flow from Lake Pontchartrain. The testing included vibration monitoring, soil density testing, and concrete testing associated with construction of new T-Walls.
Terracon completed full-time vibration monitoring during demolition of existing structures, driving of sheet piles, and H-pile installation for the construction of the T-Walls, as well as a new levee access ramp near the University of New Orleans. The new ramp was needed to provide direct access for vehicular traffic from Lakeshore Drive to the UNO campus. Terracon performed soil density tests and concrete tests for the new T-Walls and the new access roadway.
Orleans Parish/St. Charles Parish, LA
With Terracon's offices in the surrounding geographic areas of New Orleans and our many years of work there for numerous clients that commanded our level of service, we made a decision to open a new office in the New Orleans metropolitan area in 2010. The area needed a national firm that brought quality and service to the design and construction industry, particularly in this time of enormous rebuilding and infrastructure improvement. We initially began our operations by providing construction materials engineering and testing on projects that stemmed from our national client base,…