Materials Project Summary

Project Name: Norton Healthcare Medical Office Building
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Facility Type: Private Medical Office Building
GEM Services: Geotechnical Exploration
Construction Monitoring & Testing

Project Description:

Project consisted of a new 30,000 SF three story medical office building with partial basement in the Old Brownsboro Crossing development in Louisville, Kentucky. The building had a steel frame structural system supported on approximately 80 caissons installed into the karst limestone bedrock formation. GEM was able to value engineer the caisson foundations to significantly reduce the rock removal depths originally assumed by the structural engineer. In addition, GEM recommended a 2 feet upper layer of low-plasticity clay below the ground floor slab to reduced the swell potential of the underlying high-plasticity clay soils.

During the course of the project GEM provided full-time inspection services for a period of 6 months during the site development and foundation installation. Other special inspection and testing services included masonry monitoring, structural steel inspection and testing and fireproofing inspection.


Norton Healthcare Medical Office Building