Williams College, Stetson Sawyer Library – Williamstown, MA
JTC was hired for the controlled inspections and testing for the Stetson/Sawyer Library addition and renovation project which consisted of the adaptive reuse of a six-story 1923 Georgian Revival building. The $62 million project includes the demolition and replacement of two additions with a 130,000 gross sq. ft. concrete framed structure.
Keene Middle School – Keene, NH
JTC completed special inspections and materials testing services as well as clerk of the works responsibilities for this $38 million project. The overall project is a 138,000 s.f. middle school which incorporates a wide range of green and high performance features. The testing included soils, concrete, masonry, steel, asphalt pavement and fireproofing
University of New Hampshire, James Hall – Durham, NH
The James Hall Renovation is a 75,000 s.f. restoration of an historic 1920s classroom building to create state-of-the-art science laboratory and classroom space. The interior renovation included installation of energy-efficient MEP systems to support lab work and all new site utilities. The addition included 30,000 s.f. of teaching classrooms, wet and dry labs, and a clean room. JTC was hired to provide material testing and special inspections including soils, concrete, steel and masonry.
Wells High School – Wells, Maine
JTC was hired to provide a geotechnical evaluation and then construction materials testing and inspection services during the construction of this 120,000 SF high school project. The project includes 80,000 SF of new construction and 40,000 SF of renovated/existing space. Design combines the construction of a new academic wing and renovations to the existing gymnasium, cafeteria and auditorium.
The building is to be energy efficient and systems will be commissioned. The estimated total project cost is $26.8M
The geotechnical scope of services included soils investigations (test pits, test borings, obtain soils samples, and assessments on the proposed property). JTC conducted a study of the geotechnical aspects of construction, including evaluation of all the data obtained and:
• Estimated settlements
• Recommended bearing capacities
• Active, at-rest and passive lateral pressures
• Foundation depth for frost protection
• Pavement Recommendations for new access drive
• Modulus of subgrade reaction (Ks) for slab design
Salem High School Expansion- Salem, NH
JTC was selected by Trident Project Management Group for numerous projects over the last few years. Several of these have been schools including this project for the Salem School District. JTC was selected to provide a geotechnical investigation and engineering services for this high school expansion and improvement project. This project includes several additions to the existing building and will require retaining walls and significant cuts. The scope of work included field drilling/test pits, testing and sampling of subsurface soils, laboratory testing soil samples, and reporting the results of all testing in writing. JTC initially provided preliminary borings and recommendations in 2013 during the feasibility phase. In 2014, JTC was once again selected to provide a detailed evaluation reviewing all current plans and specifications. JTC also provided an evaluation for the new maintenance building in 2014.
JTC worked with the design team to provide all necessary designs and clarifications on a timely basis for the design team to prepare the preconstruction and construction documents.
Putnam Vocational Technical School - Springfield, MA
JTC was hired for Special Inspections and Materials Testing for this $150 million replacement of Putnam Vocational Technical School.
The school is a 315,000 s.f., 2-story replacement of an historic high school with high tech features to accommodate skills for the future. The site is adjacent to the existing building where future athletic fields and facilities will be located. The project consists of concrete frost walls, structural steel frame, precast concrete panels, and glass
and aluminum curtain wall.
The Special Inspections/Materials Testing included Masonry, Precast Concrete and Fabrication Plant Inspections for Steel and Precast, Structural Steel, Curtain Wall, Air/Moisture Barrier, Roofing, Fireproofing / Fire Stopping and Bituminous Pavement.
UMass Amherst McGuirk Football Training Facility and Press Box
John Turner Consulting was hired for material testing of soil substructure, site, and structure of the building. Special Inspections included: Steel Construction; Cast-in-place Concrete Construction; Masonry Construction; In-situ Bearing Strata for Footings; Controlled Structural Fill (Prepared Fill); Curtain Walls (Wall Panels & Veneers); Light Gage Metal Framing; and Sprayed Fire Resistive Materials
The project is located at 300 Stadium Drive in Amherst, MA. The scope of work included a new 55,000 SF Football Training Facility, a new 7,300 SF Press Box (to replace the existing Press Box) and various site and landscape improvement.