Ocean View Elementary School

Project Summary

GET performed geotechnical evaluations of this site prior to construction and material testing services during construction. Construction at this site was particularly challenging due to the presence of 1 ¼ feet of organic uncontrolled fill materials unsuitable for foundation or slab support. Following GET’s recommendations, these fill materials were removed completely from under building’s footprint prior to construction. GET assigned senior knowledgeable personnel during construction for the purpose of undercutting the unsuitable fill material identified during the design phase. The undercut was minimized due to experienced GET personnel monitoring the excavations which led to substantial cost savings in the overall project budget. Subsequently, conventional shallow foundations were used to support the building’s frame and the slab was supported on grade.