Contour provided geotechnical / environmental consulting services for the proposed Mt. Zion High School Site in Carroll County, Georgia. Initially, Contour’s Natural Resource Department performed environmental services at various prospective school Sites throughout Carroll County in order to select the best possible site/location for the new Mount Zion High School.
Upon completion of the environmental services and final determination of the Mt Zion High School Site, Contour’s geotechnical team performed the subsurface exploration and evaluation for site development and construction.
Carroll County Board of Education also awarded Contour Engineering, LLC with the CMT contract for the construction of the new Mt. Zion High School. The school project actually consisted of: grading the existing undeveloped site, and the construction of the new School Facility (95,000 GSF), including associated ball fields, several modular retaining walls, asphalt and concrete paving and related site improvements to support the new buildings.
Contour provided Special Inspections for the renovation and construction of the new Carrollton City High School. This includes the renovation of about 24,000 square feet of existing space and the construction of about 223,000 of new space. Contour’s work included in-place testing of soils during the mass grading of the 17-acre site; and the required special inspections for the construction of the new two and three-story facilities.
The Site property (totaling approximately 32.5 acres), is located along the eastern right-of-way of Highway 114 in Summerville, Georgia.
Contour performed a geotechnical investigation, a site reconnaissance, laboratory analysis and provided a detailed geotechnical report including: boring records and subsurface profiles; recommendations for management of surface and groundwater and drainage considerations; recommendations for site preparation, excavation and grading, backfilling and compaction; recommendations for subgrade preparation and slab-on-grade construction; excavation conditions and the degree of difficulty of excavation; foundation design; Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall design parameters/select backfill requirements; pavement design; temporary and permanent slope recommendations and Seismic Site Classification.
The existing Harrison High School is located at 4500 Due West Road, NW in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Contours scope of CMT services include: Seismic monitoring, Soil/Foundation Testing and Earthwork Observation, Reinforcing Steel and Concrete, Structural Steel, Structural Masonry, Asphalt Pavement and Site Concrete, NPDES Monitoring, and Code Inspections.
This site consisted of approximately 50 acres of undeveloped cleared and wooded land with several abandoned residential properties. The proposed development included two, two-story school buildings (each building totaling 110,000 gsf), a single-story fine arts building (95,000 sf), a single-story gymnasium (45,000 sf), various playfields, three detention ponds and associated parking, and drive areas.
We performed the geotechnical investigation and provided design recommendations for the overall site development in our standard geotechnical report. Contour also performed the construction materials testing (CMT) and special inspection services. Our scope of services included in-situ moisture and density determinations, subgrade proof roll observation and evaluation, monitoring and testing of backfill during construction of mechanically stabilized modular retaining walls, field monitoring and materials testing of concrete, mortar, grout, masonry and structural steel during construction, and laboratory testing of soil, aggregate, concrete, and masonry materials during construction. Contour is proud to have been part of the team that ensured completion of this extensive project.
Contour provided construction materials testing (CMT) services and special inspections for the New Model High School Facility located in Rome, Georgia. From project inception to project completion, Contour performed and managed the CMT services including: mass grading of an undeveloped site; the construction of the new two-story high school academic building and physical education facility totaling 171,650 GSF; asphalt and concrete paving in the associated parking and drive areas; and the excavation, backfilling and compaction of utility trenches.
Contour also performed a subsurface exploration along a proposed access road to the Model High School Facility. Contour’s geotechnical scope of services included recommendations for management of surface and groundwater and drainage considerations; recommendations for site excavation, grading, backfilling and compaction; and recommendations for subgrade and pavement placement.
Contour provided construction materials testing (CMT) services and special inspections for the Coosa High School Addition which consisted of a new athletic building totaling approximately 10,000 square feet (SF); classroom/science lab additions (estimated at 4,000 SF); an enclosed / renovated corridor adjacent to the classroom addition, as well as, related grading requirements to support the building expansions and underground utilities
Plans for improvements to the existing Paulding County High School Facility included a Field House Expansion; a Power House (Relocation); and associated parking/drive areas, situated within an existing septic drain field and the construction of a 58,640 SF addition to the existing Paulding County High School building structure.
Contour performed a subsurface investigation, which included a site reconnaissance, drilling soil test borings, and excavating test pits in order to further delineate soils located within the proposed building footprints and parking/drive areas. The results of our soil exploration were documented in our standard geotechnical report, which included methods of subgrade remediation for the soft, organic soils encountered within the septic drain field.
Contour has also performed the construction material testing services (CMT). Contour’s scope of CMT and special inspection services included: Storm water/NPDES services including erosion control monitoring during project construction; in-situ moisture/density determinations; subgrade proofroll observation and evaluation; monitoring and testing of backfill of trenches and during construction of mechanically stabilized modular retaining walls; footing evaluations; monitoring slab pours; pavement evaluation; field monitoring and materials testing of concrete, mortar, grout, masonry and structural steel during construction; and laboratory testing of soil, aggregate, concrete and masonry materials during construction.
Construction Materials Testing Services