Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention CenterGeolocation: 38.9394, -94.7966

The Heart of America Group completed building a 10-story, 200 room hotel, and 25,000 square foot conference center that opened in the summer of 2015. The $51 million new Embassy Suites & Conference Center is Heart of America's third hotel property in Olathe, Kansas. The hotel includes a pool and fitness center, a restaurant and bar, and a large commons area. The 25,000-square-foot conference center can hold about 1,000 people.

Terracon was retained by the Heart of America Group to perform the geotechnical consulting and engineering, materials inspections and testing, structural steel inspections, and Special Inspections. Geotechnical Engineering evaluations and recommendations included: Subsurface Soil and Rock Conditions, Groundwater Conditions, Earthwork, Foundation Design and Constructions, Floor Slab Design and Construction, and Pavement Thickness. Materials Inspections and Testing included: Engineered Fill Observation and Testing, Foundation Observation and Testing, Pavement Subgrade, Non-Structural Concrete Testing, Asphalt Pavement Material Testing, and Special Inspection Requirements of the 2012 IBC Code, Section 1704. Reinforced Steel, Post-Tension and Structural Concrete Observation and Testing included: Foundation Walls, Columns, Elevator Pit Walls and Base, Thickened Slab Sections, Slab-on-Grade, Post-Tension Concrete, and Drill and Epoxy Anchors.

Olathe, KS 66061



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LenexaGeolocation: 38.9543, -94.746

For nearly 40 years Terracon's Lenexa office has provided environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials consulting engineering services throughout the Kansas City metro. Our employees are knowledgeable about local environmental policies, regulations and concerns, geologic conditions, and construction materials procedures and codes. We have a fully equipped, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) certified laboratory, supported by the largest field technician crew and equipment fleet in the…