Some D'Appolonia projects involving site exploration and evaluation of issues related to site development are described in the following:
Site Development Engineering for Power Plant Construction
D’Appolonia performed a geotechnical exploration program in order to develop foundation recommendations for construction of the generating facilities. The exploration program included subsurface drilling for identification of soil and rock conditions. Soil resistivity tests were also performed in order to clarify subsurface stratigraphy.
Site Development Services for New Car Dealership
D'Appolonia provided site development consulting engineering services for a new car dealership. The services included: wetlands delineation, geotechnical exploration, foundation recomendations, pavement design, stormwater system design, site grading design, erosion and sedimentation control plan, and handling all permitting requirements.
Office Development on Steeply Sloping Suburban Pittsburgh Site
D’Appolonia provided consulting engineering services related to the development of a steeply wooded hillside in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a multi-story office building and parking garage complex. The feasibility of construction at the site was questionable because of concerns with the stability of the hillside, mixed foundation support requirements for the building, and potentially prohibitive site development costs related to the desire to maintain the aesthetics of the natural setting.
Manufacturing Site Development and Permitting
For new construction at a brick manufacturing plant, D’Appolonia performed a site assessment study to evaluate the economic feasibility for alternative site locations, and included consideration of the costs of raw material transport. The scope of work included a structural evaluation of an existing railroad crossing above a concrete roadway tunnel and a parallel stream tunnel.
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