The Leconte Medical Facility consisted of the construction of an approximately 200,000 square feet hospital and three 30,000 square feet medical centers providing the most modern medical care possible for Sevier County. The 3-story hospital and the associated parking and access drives were constructed for an approximate project cost of $115 million. The important design and construction aspects consisted of the following elements:
- Redevelopment of a previous industrial site required significant geotechnical consideration for demolition of numerous subsurface structures.
- Site specific seismic study to minimize the impacts of the new IBC Code restrictions
- A portion of the facility was founded on shallow rock bearing foundations requiring detailed differential settlement calculations.
- Extensive rock bearing capacity analysis in order the eliminate the potential need for deep foundation construction.
- a rippability analysis and rock trenching analysis was performed by GEOServices to minimize the mass rock excavations for foundation and utilities at the site.
GEOServices was responsible for all geotechnical testing, geotechnical design (MSE wall design), and QA/QC testing in accordance with stringent health care standards. GEOServices provided materials testing service in conjunction with their off-site AASHTO approved laboratory. On-site materials testing services including soils testing, concrete testing, foundation observations, retaining wall inspections, reinforcing steel inspections, structural steel inspections (superstructure), aggregate testing, and asphalt testing.