Geotechnical Project Summary

Project Name: Kentucky International Convention Center
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Facility Type: Convention and Exposition Center
GEM Services: Geotechnical Engineering
Environmental Assessment
Construction Monitoring and Testing for Foundations

Project Description:

The project consisted of a new 300,000 square foot convention center occupying a full city block in downtown Louisville. Our engineers (working as Ground Engineering in early phases) conducted a Phase I Environmental Assessment of the site to identify information about the possible contamination of the property due to prior uses, including evaluation of multi-level basement buried heating oil tanks and previous development of the site spanning over 150 years. Our geotechnical exploration revealed auger cast piles to be the most advantageous foundation system. Our engineers monitored test pile installation and conducted load testing, then monitored installation of all production piles, earthwork, cast in place concrete, reinforcing steel and related services. During the course of the project our representatives provided daily reports of tests results, weekly summaries of services and provided recommendations and monitoring services related to chemical grout stabilization of sand under foundations to prevent undermining, floor flatness analysis, and other services.

Kentucky International Convention Center