Project Location: Las Vegas, NV
Overview: The already-impressive Las Vegas Convention Center is growing! The expansion project will add 1.4 million square feet to the existing facility. LTC was contracted by Hayward Baker Inc. to perform bi-directional load tests on two test shafts as part of the preliminary design process undertaken by Geotechnical & Environmental Services, Inc. (GES). Both shafts were 91 feet deep and drilled with a nominal 30” diameter. Use of the bi-directional method was ideal to load the caliche layer which resists the majority of the foundation loads. See our Youtube channel for a time-lapse video of the install (special thanks to Geo-Instruments).