Southeastern University

New Administration Building

Lakeland, Florida

Southeastern University

New Administration Building

Madrid CPWG completed a geotechnical investigation consisting of 7 soil borings (SPT borings) up to 65 feet deep and laboratory testing to support the Civil Engineering design for a proposed new 3-story Administration Building (9,500 sq. ft. footprint, 27,000 sq. ft. total) and associated stormwater areas at the Southeastern University campus in Lakeland, Florida.

Madrid CPWG Approach

The schedule was tight, and Mr. Hill managed the project with careful attention to schedule to keep the project on schedule. We performed bearing capacity and settlement analyses for the structure as well as permeability testing on undisturbed samples in our laboratory.

Madrid CPWG Benefit

The borings revealed a clayey subgrade that would exhibit long-term foundation settlement characteristics (approximately 75% long-term settlement). Our team performed various analyses and provided SEU with multiple foundation sizing charts in order to help optimize foundation widths for various loading conditions present throughout the structure. Thus, some cost savings were achieved due to eliminating oversized foundations.

Madrid CPWG also recommended fill placement be completed well in advance of foundation construction in order to help minimize settlement after construction was completed. The borings also revealed road base material buried in the area of the proposed stormwater area and Madrid CPWG specialists provided recommendations for removal and replacement with clean fill. Madrid CPWG completed the project in less than 30 days and within the proposed budget.

Client

Southeastern University

Location

Lakeland, Florida

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Our team performed various analyses and provided SEU with multiple foundation sizing charts in order to help optimize foundation widths for various loading conditions

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