Client: Burns & McDonnell Location: Kansas City, Missouri
TSi provided special inspection, materials testing and associated laboratory work for $139.5 million Burns & McDonnell headquarters expansion. Work performed includes earthwork, cast-in-place concrete, floor flatness and levelness, structural masonry, and mechanically stabilized earth walls. The expansion included two new office buildings of 700,000 square feet combined, 340 surface parking spots and a 1,583-space parking garage.
Client: Cerner Corporation Kansas City, Missouri
TSi provided geotechnical engineering services for the 10-year, $4.45 billion development of a Cerner’s office campus on a 237-acre property, which includes the sites of the former Bannister Mall and Benjamin Plaza. TSi also provided drilling, construction inspection and materials testing services as a subconsultant to another geotechnical engineering firm for the first phase of 578,500 square feet of office space in two buildings, and a service center. TSi utilized two drilling rigs on site and performed over 60 borings. When completed, the campus will have 4.7 million square feet of construction in 16 buildings to house 16,000 new Cerner workers.
One Light Tower
Client: The Cordish Company Location: Kansas City, Missouri
TSi provided inspection and testing services for the design and construction of One Light Tower, a new 25-story residential high rise with 311 units and 14,000 square feet of retail space. TSi provided special inspection services for the drilled pier construction, and field and laboratory concrete testing for the entire structure. At about 230 feet, it is the tallest residential building ever built from scratch in downtown Kansas City.
St. Michael’s Veterans Center Residential Building
Client: St. Michael’s Housing Partners Investments Location: Kansas City, Missouri
TSi provided special inspection services on the St. Michael’s Veterans Center Residential Building. This innovative project provides permanent apartments and supportive services designed to meet the needs of the homeless veterans in the Kansas City region. The $34 million project contains 180 units, service offices, \and recreation areas on its 24-acre campus.
Centerpoint - KCS Intermodal Center | Building 1
Client: Centerpoint Properties and Kansas City Railway Location: Kansas City, Missouri
TSi provided geotechnical engineering, construction observation and materials testing services for development of the former 1,340-acre Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, which includes an industrial park and an intermodal logistics park. TSi also provided services for the first building, a 750,000-square-foot industrial/ warehouse building in the Intermodal Center site. TSi conducted a subsurface excavation and completed laboratory testing on the recovered soil samples. TSi’s geotechnical report included foundation recommendations for the building, and provided special inspections for the rough grading of this structure.
Market Station Apartments
Client: MMA (Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.) Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Responsible for subsurface exploration for apartments in the River Market area in Kansas City. The site was a former rail yard and was adjoined by a large steep slope. Performed slope stability calculations and a slope stabilization plan consisting of several auger cast piles to stop potential slope failures. Provided recommendations for shallow, intermediate, and deep foundations, site preparation, and slab-on-grade.
Midland Theatre: Rennovation
Client: AMC, Arvest Bank and The Cordish Company Location: Kansas City, Missouri
TSi provided special inspection services for the renovation of the historic Midland theatre and the adjacent Loft Building in downtown Kansas City. The project presented many engineering challenges including establishing the structural properties of the building’s structural steel frame, adapting designs to unexpected conditions encountered during demolition, and concerns to avoid damage to the building’s ornate plaster walls. TSi provided construction inspection and materials testing services including evaluation of foundation bearing conditions; testing of concrete, structural masonry, and topping slabs; observation of installation of bolts and dowels into existing concrete and steel; welding of structural steel, and fireproofing application.
Independence Events Center
Client: City of Independence Location: Independence, Missouri
TSi provided construction observation and materials testing services for this 5,800 seat hockey arena. Services include monitoring and testing earthwork, observing installation of auger-cast pressure-grouted piles, laboratory testing of the pile grout, observing and completing field and laboratory testing for concrete, inspection erection of pre-cast concrete, and completing field and laboratory testing of fireproofing and masonry.
Zona Rosa Town Center
Client: Olshan Properties Location: Kansas City, Missouri
TSi provided construction observation and materials testing services for infrastructure improvements within the existing Zona Rosa mixed use center in northern Kansas City, as well as for the development’s second phase. Services included evaluating fill materials for use as structural fill; testing backfill of storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water line excavations; evaluating subgrades for new roads and widening of existing roads, and testing pavements of Portland cement concrete and asphaltic cement concrete. Geotechnical challenges included presence of soft, wet clay soils, for which TSi provided recommendations.
Southeast Community Center
Client: City of Kansas Location: Kansas City, Missouri
TSi provided construction observation and materials testing services for the construction of a new single-story community center with high ceilings in the gymnasium area and spread footing foundations. The primary geotechnical challenge on the site is the presence of expansive clay soils.
Hampshire Landing Apartments: Phases 1 and 2
Client: Miller-Valentine Group Location: Joplin, Missouri
TSi prepared engineering evaluation in two phases for this reconstruction, as the existing 100-unit, multi-story, affordable housing community, Hampshire Terrace, was destroyed in the 2011 Joplin tornado. When TSi arrived on site, the land was cleared and relatively level. There was a layer of debris fill at the surface, and some areas had low vegetation. The new apartments consist of six multiple unit buildings, a clubhouse, and a parking lot.
Hollywood Casino Complex
Client: Penn National Gaming Location: Kansas City Kansas
TSi provided geotechnical engineering support services for the new Hollywood Casino Complex adjacent to the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The project included a 300-room hotel; 275,000 square feet for retail, dining and entertainment venues, and 100,000 square feet of meeting/convention space.
Working as the MBE partner to the primary geotechnical engineering firm, TSi provided subsurface exploration, laboratory testing, and geotechnical engineering services for the casino and adjacent parking garage.
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Client: City of Kansas City Location: Kansas City, Missouri
TSi provided construction observation and materials testing services as a sub-consultant for the construction of the Arts Center in downtown Kansas City.
Arrowhead Stadium Renovation
Client: Kansas City Chiefs Location: Kansas City, Missouri
TSi provided detailed technical analysis of the drilled pier foundations that support the additions and renovation of Arrowhead Stadium. TSi used the LPILEplus program to evaluate the lateral load capacity of the drilled pier foundations. The analysis was used to reduce pier sizes, eliminate need for drilled piers in some areas, and to minimize the reinforcing steel needed within the drilled pier foundations. The highly variable subsurface conditions across the site and the very heavy foundation loads added to the complexity of the analysis.
Schlitterbahn Vacation Village
Client: Schlitterbahn Waterparks, USA Location: Kansas City, Kansas
TSi provided field support for the preliminary subsurface exploration for the prime geotechnical firm for the Schlitterbahn Vacation Village project in Kansas City. TSi’s role was to log borings, process soil samples, and direct the drilling crews in the field for this preliminary phase of the work. After the water park was completed, TSi provided construction observation and materials testing for thefairgrounds and parking.
Power & Light Building Redevelopment
Client: Northpoint Development Location: Kansas City, Missouri
TSi has completed drilling and will soon be providing inspections and materials testing for the new adjacent building being built in a vacant lot, as part of the redevelopment of the Kansas City Power & Light Building. The new structure will include a parking garage and 58 luxury apartments as well as a saltwater pool, spa, fitness center and conference room for residents.
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
Client: Rogers Health Location: Kansas City, Missouri
TSi provided subsurface exploration and geotechnical engineering services for the design and construction of this new healthcare center in Kansas City.
The structure is a two-story, 40,000-square-foot building. TSi professional staff provided 16 borings at the project site as well as a laboratory testing program.