Client: IKEA Retail Stores Inc. Location: St. Louis, Missouri
TSi is providing construction observation services as a subcontractor to another inspection firm for the new 380,000 square-foot IKEA store currently under construction on 21 acres in the St. Louis midtown-Cortex area. The project consists of a two-story store to be built on top of a 1,250-space parking structure. An additional parking lot is being constructed adjacent to the structure on Forest Park Avenue. TSi is inspecting ground improvement conditions during construction of the stone columns.
Mercedes-Benz of St. Louis
Client: Mercedes-Benz of St. Louis Location: St. Louis, Missouri
TSi provided geotechnical investigations and evaluations, and construction services for the new Mercedes-Benz dealership in the City of St. Louis. The 45,000 square foot building, constructed on a small urban footprint, includes a two-level showroom, service area, office building and two-level 380-space parking structure. The parking structure is for presentation of the dealership’s inventory of automobiles as well as parking for customers and employees. Project cost was $13.2 million and includes the demolition of the existing building on the site.
TSi completed a subsurface exploration and geotechnical engineering evaluation for the development of the new 136-bed, three-story Hilton Garden Inn in NorthPark. Services included borings, laboratory testing of soil and rock samples; seismic parameters; earth pressure parameters for the design of retaining walls; estimated time rate and magnitude of fill settlement; estimated CBR value for pavement design on the subgrade soils; influence of groundwater . TSi prepared a final report that described the exploration procedures used, exhibits the data obtained, and presents TSi’s evaluations and recommendations relative to the geotechnical engineering aspects of the project, including excavation and site grading considerations.