In order to provide a full geotechnical profile of the subgrade soils for a proposed 83-bed assisted living facility, storage building, parking lot and realigned sanitary sewer, 31 borings were performed on 53,000 square feet of farmland and wooded terrain. The borings were performed to depths ranging from 5 to 25 feet. Additional research and laboratory testing was completed in order for this project to meet strict Federal HUD Design standards.
Danforth Center Energy Audit
Over several years, through energy audits, system redesign and implementation, FDH helped the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center invest more than $500,000 in energy efficiency improvements in their facility. Measurement and verification of the energy performance for this 152,000 square foot facility showed significant savings – 12% and more than $75,000 a year for electrical usage, and 43% and $165,000 a year in natural gas usage. The analysis showed $1.3M in electric and natural gas utilities savings between 2005 and 2010, which yielded a return on investment of 42%.
Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center Analysis
FDH performed a nondestructive dispersive wave investigation of installed auger cast piles at the planned location of the East Tower addition to the Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in order to determine the foundations’ overall in-situ depths and qualitative condition.
ODNSS Law Office Tenant Improvement
FDH was asked to complete the build out of a Class A law office space. Finishes included marble flooring, Lyptus wood borrow-lights, and bolt slot grid acoustic ceiling tile. FDH provided all supervision and at-risk subcontracting from demolition through low voltage wiring and furnishings.
Rasoline Foundation Reinforcement
FDH was contracted to increase capacity for an existing tower’s structure to support existing and proposed loading. After exploring several possible solutions, it was determined that an oversized concrete mat would be the most cost effective solution for this tower due to existing soil conditions. After two weeks and 270 cubic yards of concrete, the foundation upgrade was completed ahead of scheduled and on budget.