Project: Bay County Airport Improvements in Panama City Beach, FL
Client: HNTB Corporation
The addition of a Public Safety Building, Utility Building, Terminal Building, Air Traffic Control Tower, Air Cargo Facility Building, Air Cargo Facility Aircraft Ramp, Maintenance Facility Building, Maintenance Storage Buildings and a Rental Car Facility.
Services Provided: Geotechnical engineering services including a description of the site, fieldwork, laboratory testing and general soil conditions encountered, as well as a Boring Location Plan, and individual Boring Records; Site preparation considerations that included geotechnical discussions regarding site stripping and subgrade preparation, and engineered fill/backfill placement; Recommendations for controlling groundwater and/or run-off during construction and, the need for permanent de-watering systems based on the anticipated post construction groundwater levels; Estimation of the seasonal high groundwater level; Foundation system recommendations for the proposed foundation pad, including allowable foundation capacity, recommended bearing depth(s), and installation considerations; Lateral earth pressures and coefficient recommendations for design; Recommended quality control measures (i.e. sampling, testing, and inspection requirements) for site grading and foundation construction; Suitability of on-site soils for re-use as structural fill and backfill. Additionally, the criteria for suitable fill materials were provided.