National Bio and Agro-Defense FacilityGeolocation: 39.0558, -95.689

The Department of Homeland Security is building a $650-million, 500,000-square-foot laboratory to research and develop countermeasures to animal, human, and zoonotic diseases. The name of the lab will be the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF). Terracon provided preliminary geotechnical and environmental services for the six final sites during the site selection process. Following the contract award, Terracon was retained to provide design specific environmental and geotechnical services at the Manhattan location. Facility design is underway with plans for construction to begin in 2010. It is expected that the NBAF will be operational by 2015.

Topeka, KS


Associated Office

TopekaGeolocation: 39.0119, -95.6843
In 1986, Terracon acquired Barnett, Stuart & Associates, Inc, a local consulting geologist firm which provided geotechnical and geological services across Kansas for more than 20 years. The office was immediately staffed and equipped to perform extended geotechnical engineering and construction materials engineering and testing services throughout Kansas. While many of the services, which the office provides, remain the same today as they were in 1965, engineering and testing has become faster and more sophisticated. The Topeka office provides a full range of geotechnical, environmental,…