If you are an owner, contractor, or engineer associated with the design and construction of structures, you want to verify that the materials used during construction comply with the project specifications. To ensure today’s buildings and infrastructure perform adequately during long time periods, proper selection, quality and workmanship of materials is vital. You need a trusted and reliable partner for construction materials inspections with state-of-the-art construction materials testing laboratories. Terracon’s construction material testing engineers work with clients to minimize material replacements, reduce the likelihood of deterioration, avoid potential failures, and investigate and evaluate materials-related problems and failures when they do occur.
Local knowledge and resources, combined with the technical support available from our national network of offices, enable Terracon to respond quickly to ever-changing construction needs and schedules. We respond with innovative solutions and alternatives that target your long-term performance objectives while considering cost consequences.
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm that has provided quality engineering services to clients since 1965. From its roots in geotechnical engineering, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services for private and public sector clients. Today, Terracon has more than 3,500 employees and more than 150 offices in 42 states.
Terracon’s Jacksonville office maintains a full-service advanced geotechnical laboratory that is…
Terracon was retained by the client to perform construction materials testing for a 297,246-square-foot FedEx Ground Distribution Center located on a 46.19-acre parcel. The project also included a 5,180-square foot vehicle maintenance garage, 1,889-square-foot gateway building, and approximately 750,000 square-feet of asphalt and concrete pavement. Terracon was awarded the project based on an existing relationship with the client (general contractor).
Prior to construction, Terracon was requested to perform an asphalt and concrete pavement evaluation to analyze the minimum pavement sections defined in the plans and specifications. Terracon was provided with a traffic loading spreadsheet and performed an analysis indicating that the defined sections were adequate.
Terracon’s construction material testing services consisted of concrete, soil, and asphalt testing and inspections in addition to structural steel inspections. In addition, Terracon provided…
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.
The Portland, Maine, Terracon office provides geotechnical site evaluation, construction material engineering and environmental assessments to Portland and throughout the state of Maine. We work in a variety of markets including, energy, commercial/retail, infrastructure, telecommunications, and more.Signature projects include drilling and geotechnical…