The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Replacement Medical Facility A Jewel on the Plains will be home to a new 182-bed medical center, a 30-bed spinal cord injury/disorder center, a 30-bed nursing home, a medical research building and multiple parking structures. A highlight of the project will be a bridge that connects the 12 on-site structures to one another. The $800 million project is projected to open in the spring of 2015 and is anticipated to be certified LEED Silver. Once completed the VA Replacement Medical Facility is anticipated to serve 82,700 United States veterans.
Terracon was selected by Kiewit-Turner Joint-Venture (KTJV) to provide special inspections and construction materials testing. In addition, based on Terracon's wide range of services, KTJV expanded Terracon's scope to include installing piezometers for groundwater flow for deep excavations and shoring design. Terracon's services on this project also included ground penetrating radar testing and investigation to locate steel reinforcing and inbeds in existing concrete structures. We were selected based upon our solid understanding of the scope of work and needs of the project, as well as our specialized expertise.
To comply with VA standard operating procedures and the KTJV's scope of work, Terracon utilized a field project management plan and a web-based reporting distribution system, as well as on-site field laptops and smartphone technology.
Specific services of note include:
Inspection and testing of over 1,000 drilled piers
Metallurgical testing of reinforcing steel and pre-stress cables
Fabrication shop inspections of structural steel members utilizing visual, ultrasonic (UT) and magnetic particle (MT) methods
Special inspections of concrete placement, including field observations of form, place and consolidation methods
Special inspections of architectural and structural precast and pre-stressed concrete panels at the precast/pre-stressed concrete plants
Structural field inspection during erection utilizing visual, UT, and MT methods
Field and laboratory testing of concrete and asphalt
Post-tension installation and elongation inspections, and floor flatness and levelness testing of cast-in-place concrete floor systems
Mold investigation of the existing renovated medical building
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The Denver office is the largest Terracon office in the Rocky Mountain Region. They have been serving public and private clients throughout the Front Range since 1990 on a wide array of project types including higher education, renewable energy, highways, bridges, and buildings. They maintain a fully equipped testing laboratory accredited by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory (AMRL), and the Concrete and Cement Reference Laboratory (CCRL). Our service-oriented engineers, scientists, and technicians apply classical and contemporary techniques to serve our…