LSU Tiger StadiumGeolocation: 30.412, -91.1852

Terracon has been retained to provide Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspection services for the $72 million South End Zone expansion to Louisiana State University (LSU) Tiger Stadium. The expansion will be a pile-supported cast-in-place concrete structure, with some masonry and structural steel components. The expansion will add approximately 65 suites, 3000 stadium club seats, and 1500 upper deck suits, raising the stadium's seating capacity to just below 100,000. Terracon observed installation of close to 800 precast concrete piles for the foundation of the new stadium expansion. During the pile driving operations, Terracon had 2 full-time inspectors on-site documenting blow counts, pile embedment, and driving conditions. The field data was collected utilizing iPads and transmitted to the project manager in real-time. This allowed any problems that arose to be addressed in an expeditious manner. Terracon is currently providing special inspections and testing services for the pile caps for the project. These services have included: pull tests of grouted and epoxied pile dowels to ensure adequate bonding and strength, visual inspections of concrete reinforcing steel and formwork, and observation of concrete placements to ensure compliance with the project specifications. Future services to be provided will include: special inspections of cast-in-place concrete columns, beams, and girders; structural steel inspections, masonry inspections; and precast concrete inspections. This project is scheduled to be completed in July 2014.

Baton Rouge, LA 70808


Associated Office

Baton RougeGeolocation: 30.4279, -91.0076
The Baton Rouge office is an evolution of a geotechnical and geoenvironmental practice started more than 25 years ago. In 1985, Victor Donald, P.E., joined Ware Lind Engineers to start its first branch office. Ware Lind was a geotechnical engineering firm established in 1961 in Jackson, Miss. Taking a 12-month lease in a 1,500 square foot office warehouse, the office grew to more than 30 staff within five years. In the early 90s the firm became Aquaterra Engineering, Inc., as a result of an acquisition by a Fortune 500 company. From the time of this acquisition until 2000, the firm performed…