Selene Oceanfront Residences

Selene Oceanfront Residences

Selene Oceanfront Residences is a 196 unit, 26-story luxury, glass oceanfront residence in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The residence includes Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal, and panoramic city skyline views with resort-style indoor and outdoor amenities, over 3,500 square feet of restaurant space, two pools, state-of-the-art fitness center, & pet park.

UES’ team provided construction materials testing, augercast pile installation monitoring, rebar testing, ultrasonic steel inspecting, & geotechnical engineering for the project. 

CLIENT

LOCATION

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

SERVICES PROVIDED

Geotechnical Engineering

Materials Testing

Field & Code Compliance

CVG FEAM Aero Hangar

CVG FEAM Aero Hangar

The new $45 million CVG FEAM Aero Hangar at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is a 150,000 square-foot building consisting of three-bays to house Boeing 767 aircrafts. 

During construction, UES provided materials testing and special inspection services including observation of deep foundations, footing review, reinforcing steel for the footings, slabs, and pavements. Structural steel framing and roofing was inspected for bolted and welded connections. Concrete work was tested for compressive strength and specification review.

CLIENT

Bascon Inc.

LOCATION

Hebron, Kentucky

SERVICES PROVIDED

Materials Testing
Inspections & Code Compliance

Copper Mountain Solar 5

Copper Mountain Solar 5

Copper Mountain Solar 5 is a 315 MW AC Solar project with a substation and transmission line. UES provided third-party materials testing and inspections as required for the owner to obtain a permit from the City of Boulder City. On-site improvements included field density testing and observations during utility backfill operations and access road subgrade. 

The UES structural services included reinforced concrete inspection, drilled pier foundations, driven pile foundations, structural steel inspection, epoxy, and mechanical anchor inspection.

CLIENT

Sempre Generation

LOCATION

Boulder City, Nevada

SERVICES PROVIDED

Materials Testing

Field & Code Compliance

Geotechnical Engineering

CityArchRiver – St. Louis Arch Grounds

CityArchRiver - St. Louis Arch Grounds

In 2011, Geotechnology, a UES Company, was enlisted to conduct a comprehensive geotechnical desk study and Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) for the JNEM (Jefferson National Expansion Memorial) grounds redesign project. Originally tasked with foundational assessments, Geotechnology’s role swiftly evolved to encompass a wide array of critical tasks crucial to the project’s success.

The scope of Geotechnology’s involvement expanded to include:

  1. Initial Geotechnical Exploration: Conducted extensive explorations, including operations within national park service grounds, soil nutrient sampling, and air vacuum extraction to locate utilities.
  2. Detailed Design and Specifications: Developed meticulous design plans and specifications for reinforced soil slopes, elevated walkways, and the new museum entrance.
  3. Water Infiltration Testing: Executed thorough water infiltration testing to assess the site’s hydrological characteristics.
  4. Construction Monitoring and Assistance: Provided crucial assistance in construction administration services, including precondition surveys, baseline vibration monitoring, and construction vibration monitoring for the historical Eads Bridge.
  5. Collaboration with Design Teams: Collaborated closely with three architect-led design teams, offering expertise and guidance for the main project, museum expansion, and ranger station development.
  6. Field and Laboratory Testing Services: Conducted rigorous field and laboratory testing services to ensure quality control and compliance with MoDOT specifications for construction materials, including crushed stone base course, reinforcing steel, and concrete foundations.

Additionally, Geotechnology facilitated a Phase I ESA, geotechnical desk study, and archaeological desk study to identify potential ground hazards and primary risks early in the project timeline. This proactive approach aimed to effectively manage risks associated with Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs), hazardous substances, and archaeological sites within the project area.

In collaboration with Mound City Archaeological, a WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise) firm, Geotechnology conducted an archaeological study to assess historic, archaeological, and cultural properties that could be impacted by the JNEM grounds redesign.

The proposed project area, spanning both sides of the Mississippi River connected by the iconic Eads Bridge, necessitated meticulous attention to geotechnical, environmental, and cultural considerations. Through its multifaceted expertise and comprehensive services, Geotechnology played a pivotal role in laying the groundwork for the successful redevelopment of the JNEM grounds, ensuring both the preservation of historical heritage and the creation of a sustainable, safe, and resilient environment for future generations.

CLIENT

CityArchRiver

LOCATION

St. Louis, Missouri

SERVICES PROVIDED

Geotechnical Engineering
Materials Testing
Field & Code Compliance
Environmental Consulting

West Henderson Hospital

West Henderson Hospital

The Valley Health System and UHS of Delaware is constructing a new hospital on a 40-acre campus. Phase I of this project involves the construction of the North tower, which will be seven stories, and the East tower, which will be five stories; both towers involve steel-frame construction, SidePlate beam to column connections, and full-pen welded column splice connections. The $385 million hospital project will include 150 beds across both towers, which will be approximately 400,000 SF. UES is currently working on Phase 1, which is tentatively scheduled to finish in mid-2024. In future phases, the hospital will grow to include 450 beds and other improvements.

UES’ scope of work includes Quality Assurance testing and inspections on grading, utility backfill, concrete, structural steel/welding, ultrasonic testing (NDT), masonry, spray-applied fireproofing, firestopping, EIFS, post-installed anchors, floor flatness, and levelness testing.

CLIENT

Valley Health System and UHS of Delaware, Inc. C/o SR Construction

LOCATION

Henderson, Nevada

SERVICES PROVIDED

Geotechnical Engineering

Field & Code Compliance

Materials Testing

Tropical Distribution Center 4

Tropical Distribution Center 4

The UES Las Vegas team provided geotechnical recommendations, construction materials testing, and special inspections for the fourth building at the 120-acre, 1.6 million SF Tropical Distribution Center in North Las Vegas. The building is a new warehouse constructed with tilt-up panels and totals 246,400 SF of Class A industrial space with
convenient access to I-15 and 215 via Tropical Parkway. The building has 36-foot clear heights with 43 dock-high doors and two grade-level doors.

The construction also included a large truck court with 51 trailer parking spaces and parking for an additional 203 automobiles. Our services included geotechnical exploration and recommendations, review of the plans for conformance with that guidance, QAA Special Inspections for grading/soils, reinforced concrete, structural steel, epoxy and mechanical anchors, wood construction, and floor flatness/levelness. The UES team also provided field density testing and observations during on- and off-site improvements such as utility backfill operations, curb, gutter, and sidewalks.

CLIENT

Van Trust Real Estate, LLC

LOCATION

Las Vegas, Nevada

SERVICES PROVIDED

Materials Testing

Field & Code Compliance

Geotechnical Engineering

Southwestern Community College Performing Arts Center

Southwestern Community College Performing Arts Center

This 72,529 SF Performing Arts Center, located adjacent the new Wellness & Aquatics Complex at Southwestern Community College, features a 500-seat theater, a 151-seat black box theater, instructional facilities, and a music/dance studio.

UES was contracted as the Geotechnical Engineer of Record, and provided compliance inspection services including soils, shop and field weld inspections, masonry inspection, and reinforced concrete inspection. Upon completion, the $59 million project achieved LEED Silver certification.

CLIENT

Southwestern Community College District

LOCATION

Chula Vista, California

SERVICES PROVIDED

Materials Testing

Field & Code Compliance

Geotechnical Engineering

Millcreek City Hall

Millcreek City Hall

UES is providing construction materials testing and inspections on the new Millcreek City Hall. This six-story concrete and glass structure will feature a basement, ground-floor market and exposition place, four city and police operations floors, a sixth-floor community center reception hall, and an outdoor climbing wall. UES’ testing and inspection services include soil inspections; concrete inspections, including strand placement; steel bolting inspections; steel welding inspections; miscellaneous steel inspections, including roof and floor deck welding; mass timber inspections; post-installed anchor inspections; non-structural component inspections, including exterior cladding and mechanical/electrical components; and review of deferred submittals.

The most significant benefit that UES provides for this project is proactive preliminary inspections. During a pre-construction meeting for post-tension, our team identified design irregularities that were addressed before the work began, saving substantial time and the potential costs associated with revised construction. Being a proactive and involved member of the project team is something we value at UES because those characteristics exemplify our core values. This standard of excellence is why our clients continue to trust UES to help complete projects.

CLIENT

The City of Millcreek

LOCATION

Millcreek, Utah

SERVICES PROVIDED

Materials Testing

Field & Code Compliance

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