I-277 Pedestrian Rail Trail

I-277 Pedestrian Rail Trail

The Rail Trail Pedestrian Bridge provides a critical pedestrian crossing that will connect the Charlotte City Center to the South End neighborhood. The bridge will connect over 40 miles of bikeways into the city center, expanding the current 2,700 daily trips along the Rail Trial. The width of the bridge will be the widest part of the Rail Trial and have double arches that reach 40 feet in height. 

UES provided a 2D Subsurface Utility Map (SUM) and Utility Engineering (SUE) of the proposed construction of the new I-277 Pedestrian Rail Trail in Charlotte, NC in order to account for several design changes. The SUM model followed general accordance with ASCE 38-22 and utilized several geophysical techniques including GPR, RF, TDEM, and FDEM.

CLIENT

Thomas and Hutton

LOCATION

Charlotte, NC

SERVICES PROVIDED

Geophysical Technologies

National Institute of Health Surgery, Radiology, and Lab Medicine Campus

National Institute of Health Surgery, Radiology, and Lab Medicine Campus

Construction broke ground in May of 2023 on this $630 million addition to the National Institute of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. The NIH of Health Surgery, Radiology, and Lab Medicine Building, a 547,290-sf facility, will enable the discovery of innovative diagnostics, therapies, and cures for a wide range of diseases and conditions. 

UES provided a 3D Subsurface Information Model (SIM) and Utility Engineering (SUE) of Health Surgery, Radiology, and Lab Medicine Building. The SIM model followed general accordance with ASCE 38-22 and utilized several geophysical techniques including GPR, RF, TDEM, and FDEM. In addition, UES provided a Mobile Laser Scan of the site to help give the 3D model context. 

CLIENT

Hensel Phelps

LOCATION

Bethesda, MD

SERVICES PROVIDED

Geophysical Technologies

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

Florida Power and Light Riviera Beach Distribution Center PDC Building 1

Florida Power and Light Riviera Beach Distribution Center PDC Building 1

UES provided a 2D Subsurface Utility Map (SUM) and Utility Engineering (SUE) of the proposed construction of a new building near the existing PDC Building. The SUM model followed general accordance with ASCE 38-22 and utilized several geophysical techniques including GPR, RF, TDEM, and FDEM. Additionally, a mobile laser scan was performed to help give the model some context. Construction value is unknown.

CLIENT

CBRE

LOCATION

Palm Beach County, Florida

SERVICES PROVIDED

Geophysical Technologies

National Security Agency Campus Mercury Flora

National Security Agency Campus Mercury Flora

Located in Fort Meade, Maryland, UES provided a 3D Subsurface Information Model (SIM) and Utility Engineering (SUE) of the proposed construction for the Records Replacement Building and Mercury Flora building, on the campus of the National Security Agency. 

The SIM model followed general accordance with ASCE 38-22 and utilized several geophysical techniques including GPR, RF, TDEM, and FDEM. Construction will begin in April 2023 with a value $500 million.

CLIENT

Hensel Phelps

LOCATION

Fort Meade, MD

SERVICES PROVIDED

Geophysical Technologies

The Pearl Medical Campus

The Pearl Medical Campus

Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, The Pear Medical Campus is a joint venture between Wake Forest University, Atrium Health, and Wexford Science and Technology. 

UES provided a 3D Subsurface Information Model (SIM) and Utility Engineering (SUE) of the construction. The SIM model followed general accordance with ASCE 38-22 and utilized several geophysical techniques including GPR, RF, TDEM, and FDEM. Additionally, a mobile laser scan was performed to help give the model some context. Construction Began in November 2022 with a value $1.5 billion.

CLIENT

Whiting Turner

LOCATION

Charlotte, North Carolina

SERVICES PROVIDED

Geophysical Technologies

UNC Chapel Hill McColl Building

UNC Chapel Hill McColl Building

Additions and renovations of the Kenan-Flagler Business School on the campus of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill are expected to be complete by 2026. Some of the features of the new building are new classrooms, which will double the teaching space and will have adaptable layouts for teaching styles, remote learning, and class size. The building will also feature a new entrance to the business school off Blythe Drive, new dining facilities, and dedicated art gallery space. 

UES provided a 3D Subsurface Information Model (SIM) and Utility Engineering (SUE) of the campus. The SIM model followed general accordance with ASCE 38-22 and utilized several geophysical techniques including GPR, RF, TDEM, and FDEM. In addition, UES provided a mobile laser scan of the site in order to give the below grade model context. 

CLIENT

Barnhill Contracting Company 

LOCATION

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

SERVICES PROVIDED

Geophysical Technologies

Lower.com Field

Lower.com Field

Lower.com Field is Columbus Crew’s new MLS Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to Crew home matches, the 460,000-square-foot stadium hosts FIFA and U.S. Soccer national team matches as well as concerts and community events. Construction began in October 2019 and was completed in July 2021.

The stadium cost $314 million and is located at the center of the mixed-use Astor Park development. It seats 20,000 spectators and includes 30 suites and 1,900 club seats. The stadium was built 22 feet below grade to bring fans closer to the pitch.

DBA, a UES company, performed a preliminary subsurface investigation to provide specific supplemental geotechnical data for the design of a secant pile wall system to encompass the field area that was initially excavated to approximately 25 feet below surrounding grades.  The design function of the secant pile wall was to provide both groundwater cutoff, which was heavily influenced by the nearby Olentangy River, and for permanent earth retention.  Given the complex nature of the adjacent stadium foundation system, DBA designed the secant pile system as a cantilevered wall without the need for tie backs that would interfere with the new stadium foundations, and underground utilities.  DBA also performed the design of other earth retention components for the access ramp to the field from the street grade surrounding the lower playing field elevation.  This earth retention system consisted of a series of h-pile/lagging walls that utilized tie backs in the less congested area where the access ramp was located.

CLIENT

Columbus Crew (MLS Team)

LOCATION

Columbus, OH

SERVICES PROVIDED

Geotechnical Engineering

Geophysical Technologies