GEOTECHNICAL

We approach each project as diversely as the project constraints allow. Our construction quality control and building inspection groups provide active involvement throughout the construction process that allows us to verify conformance to specifications and expedite construction changes efficiently and effectively. Materials Testing includes laboratory testing of soil, concrete, and masonry, aggregates, asphalt concrete, and asphalt binder.

GEOTECHNICAL DESIGN

Seasoned engineers and inspectors are highly trained to provide services for a variety of public works, municipal, transportation, industrial, commercial, water resources, residential, and environmental projects.

CONSTRUCTION TESTING AND INSPECTION QUALITY CONTROL

Our field testing staff is certified through NAQTC (Nevada Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction), ACI (American Concrete Institute), and ICBO (International Council of Building Officials), and our field testing programs and Quality Systems are ASTM C 1077, ASTM D 3666, ASTM 3740, and ASTM E 329 compliant.

BUILDING INSPECTION

ICC (International Code Council) certified building inspectors provide building inspections to supplement local building departments that include structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing inspections for residential and commercial structures.

MATERIALS TESTING

Wood Rodgers is certified in AASHTO Material Reference Laboratory (AMRL) and the Cement and Concrete Referenced Laboratory (CCRL) assessment programs. We provide responsive, accurate, and precise materials engineering and testing support throughout design and project construction phases.

Project Case Study

RTC 4th Street/Prater Way Rapid Transit Project

Reno & Sparks, Nevada

This substantial project included a 3.1-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line in the 4th Street/Prater Way Corridor that linked the business districts of Reno and Sparks. Because the location is in one of the oldest parts of town, unknown utilities and historic preservation constraints complicated the construction.

Scope included converting the roadway from two lanes in each direction with no center turn lane to one lane in each direction with a center turn lane, upgrading infrastructure, and creating new sidewalks and bicycle lanes. Wood Rodgers provided geotechnical design, construction inspection, testing and sampling during the relocation of underground utilities, rehabilitation and construction of cement treated base, roadbed modification, asphalt grinding and overlay, concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk replacement, storm drain modification, and traffic signal replacement and installation.

Construction administration services included materials submittal review, traffic control plan review, BMP (SWPPP) monitoring, contractor monthly pay requests, and constructability review. Also handled Engineer of Record (EOR) services to the Regional Transportation Commission including construction administration, inspection, permitting, and quality assurance.