Materials Project Summary

Project Name: KFEC South Wing ‘C’ Addition
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Facility Type: Government / Institutional
GEM Services: Construction Monitoring & Testing

Project Description:

Project consisted of a new 240,000 SF expansion to the existing South Wing of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (KFEC) with associated site improvements. Fast track project dictated the project staffing of up to three (3) GEM Technicians over a 3-month period during the fill placement and installation of 350 caisson foundations. Fill placement for support of the new Exhibit Hall floor slab utilized on-site clay soil-rock fill material. Special inspection techniques were required to verify the adequacy and stability of the fill placed since the material was non-homogeneous in nature and precluded the use of conventional in-place density testing. Over 20,000 cys of structural concrete was placed including 6000 psi for the new Exhibit Hall Floor slabs. GEM performed floor flatness profiling of each slab placed using our in-house Floor IV Profiler to verify compliance with the project specifications. Other special inspection and testing services included masonry construction monitoring, in-place field density testing and sitework inspection and testing.

Kentucky International Convention Center