PopStroke

PopStroke

PopStroke is a mini golf entertainment venue that typically features two 18-hole putting courses. UES provided geotechnical engineering and pavement design recommendations for the new PopStroke facility located on a 3.4-acre site in San Antonio, Texas. The new facility includes a wood framed single story restaurant building totaling 10,900 square feet, golf putting spaces, and associated driveway areas. 

UES’ team drilled seven borings in the building, paving, and putting areas and provided recommendations for paving and better drainage for the project. 

CLIENT

PopStroke

LOCATION

San Antonio, Texas

SERVICES PROVIDED

Geotechnical Engineering

Major League Cricket Grounds

Major League Cricket Grounds

UES provided construction materials testing services for the redevelopment of the former minor league baseball, AirHogs Stadium. The new Major League Cricket Stadium can hold 7,200 people and opened in July of 2023. The Superkings now inhabit the stadium and are the only MLC team in Texas.

CLIENT

LOCATION

Grand Prairie, Texas

SERVICES PROVIDED

Materials Testing

AVEVA Stadium

AVEVA Stadium

The new Aveva Stadium is a $3.2 million dollar project and is home to the Houston SaberCats. The stadium features a 4,000-person capacity rugby field, parking for more than 1,100 vehicles, concessions, two secondary multipurpose fields, lighting for night games, and other fan attractions.

UES provided construction materials testing for the Aveva Stadium, which opened in 2019. 

 

CLIENT

LOCATION

Houston, Texas

SERVICES PROVIDED

Materials Testing

Dallas Mavericks Practice Facility

Dallas Mavericks Practice Facility

Located in the Design District, across from the American Airlines Center, houses the renovated, state-of-the-art Dallas Mavericks Practice Facility. The facility, which previously was an empty warehouse, is now home to two full-sized courts, locker room, weight room, training room, and hydrotherapy pools, a wet sauna, and offices. 

Alpha Testing, a UES Company, provided construction materials testing for the 14-acre property housing the practice facility. The project concluded in 2016.

CLIENT

LOCATION

Dallas, Texas

SERVICES PROVIDED

Materials Testing

AT&T Stadium (Cowboys)

AT&T Stadium (Cowboys)

UES was selected to provide construction materials testing services for AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, and assumed the project from the geotechnical engineer of record. The $1.2 billion dollar project included the testing of 250,000 cubic yards of concrete and 80,000 tons of structural steel. Alpha Testing, a UES company, worked with Blue Star Development, Manhattan Construction, HKS, and Walter P. Moore on this deadline driven project. 

UES provided an on-site laboratory for concrete testing. Quality was maintained throughout the project by utilizing internal resources – from the structural steel inspections to floor coating verification, and providing personal attention to MWBE participation and performance, budgets, RFI and responses, and overall communication. The project was completed in 2009.

CLIENT

LOCATION

Arlington, Texas

SERVICES PROVIDED

Materials Testing

AER in the District

AER in the District

AER in the District is Downtown Tampa’s newest luxury multi-family tower, situated between the Tampa Museum of Art and the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Located in Tampa’s Arts and Entertainment District, the tower stands 346 ft tall, 31 stories, with an impressive 334 units. 

UES performed pre and post construction surveys, construction materials testing, and seismic monitoring (GEO) for the tower. 

CLIENT

Coastal Construction

LOCATION

Tampa, Florida

SERVICES PROVIDED

Materials Testing

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

UES provided 3D Subsurface Information Modeling (SIM) and Utility Engineering (SUE) to assist the design team with potential underground clashes on the new Goldman Sachs complex in Dallas, TX. The 800,000 square foot building will provide state-of-the-art amenities and house 500+ employees. Located at North Field Street, the building will be composed of two wings, with the tallest being 14 floors and sit alongside a 1.5-acre urban park.

The SIM process followed general accordance with ASCE 38-22 and utilized several geophysical techniques including GPR, RF, TDEM, and FDEM.

CLIENT

Balfour Beatty

LOCATION

Dallas, Texas

SERVICES PROVIDED

Geophysical Technologies

Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion, Phase II

Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion, Phase II

The Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion – Phase II (LVCC Phase II) project was a significant expansion and renovation of the LVCC to accommodate current needs and capture future trade show opportunities. The LVCC Phase II project added 1.4 million SF to the convention center facility, including at least 600,000 SF of new, leasable exhibit space. 

The UES team provided QAA materials testing and special inspections
for the building and its components during construction to verify construction compliance with the project’s design, engineering, and required codes. UES’ scope of work included the following testing and inspections:

  • Oversight of Geotechnical recommendations
  • Structural fill, grading, soils and pad certification
  • Reinforced concrete on grade and elevated
  • Drilled pier foundations
  • Structural masonry
  • Structural steel
  • Exterior insulation finishing system
  • Fire-resistive penetrations and joints
  • Floor flatness and floor levelness
  • Epoxy and mechanical anchors
  • Spray-applied fireproofing and intumescent paint fireproofing
  • Final reports for governing jurisdictions
  • Project coordination with Owner Representative, Contractor and
    Design Team during construction

CLIENT

Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority

LOCATION

Las Vegas, Nevada

SERVICES PROVIDED

Materials Testing

Field & Code Compliance

Geotechnical Engineering

Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village

The 3.5-acre Ballpark Village site is located adjacent to PETCO Park and represents the largest contiguous and undeveloped land remaining in downtown San Diego. JMI Realty and Greystar constructed a 37-story apartment tower and surrounding low-rise buildings upon a three-level (1,214-space) underground parking garage. The project also includes 55,000 SF of ground-floor retail space, and a pedestrian and vehicle thoroughfare.

The $250 million dollar project was constructed between April 2015 and
August 2018. The multifamily assets offer views of the Pacific Ocean,
San Diego Bay, Coronado Island, the Coronado Bridge, Balboa Park,
Point Loma, and the downtown skyline. Ballpark Village is part of a
master-planned development in the Ballpark District and a six-building,
mixed-use project.

UES provided all geotechnical engineering and consulting services and
all laboratory materials testing services during construction. Our services
include, but were not limited to, geotechnical engineering, geotechnical
consulting, soils observation and testing, installation and testing of
hydrostatic hold-down anchors, inspection and materials testing of
concrete, mortar, grout, masonry, high-strength bolts, structural steel,
waterproofing, fireproofing, and roofing testing. CTE engineered and
constructed a large diameter drilled pier or caisson for alternative support of the southwest corner of the tower building to eliminate an additional un-constructible detached oversized below-grade mat foundation.

CLIENT

JMI Realty

LOCATION

San Diego, California

SERVICES PROVIDED

Geotechnical Engineering

Materials Testing

Field & Code Compliance

1700 Pavilion Office Building and Parking Garage

1700 Pavilion Office Building and Parking Garage

1700 Pavilion is one of the latest additions to Downtown Summerlin, a growing area with entertainment, business centers, and residential properties. This project involved the construction of a ten-story, steel-framed building with concrete stair core and slab-on-metal decks, as well as a seven-story cast-in-place concrete parking garage with post-tensioned beams, decks, and girders. For the building, UES performed grading, reinforced concrete, structural steel, fireproofing, firestopping, and post-installed anchor inspections.

UES also performed geotechnical structural observations for foundations. For the parking garage, UES performed grading, reinforced concrete, structural masonry, and structural steel special inspections, as well as geotechnical structural observations for foundations.

CLIENT

The Howard Hughes Corporation

LOCATION

Las Vegas, Nevada

SERVICES PROVIDED

Geotechnical Engineering

Materials Testing

Field & Code Compliance