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GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Every region presents its own unique subsurface conditions that can affect major construction projects. Panama City Beach, Florida, is no exception. Regional geotechnical engineers need to understand how characteristics of the soil, rock, and groundwater will affect construction, so it’s critical to engage engineers who know the area. NOVA Engineering’s Panama City Beach team has deep knowledge of the area and can provide critical technical insight for your project.

The foundations and stability of roads, bridges, and other large structures depend on the work of geotechnical engineers who truly understand the site’s challenges and opportunities. Proximity to the ocean, for example, creates unique groundwater conditions that demand regional knowledge. Our Panama City Beach, Florida engineers can apply their regional expertise toward the planning, development, and construction of your project.

Contact NOVA Engineering to discuss how our geotechnical engineering team can help you.

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GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

Every region presents its own unique subsurface conditions that can affect major construction projects. Panama City Beach, Florida, is no exception. Regional geotechnical engineers need to understand how characteristics of the soil, rock, and groundwater will affect construction, so it’s critical to engage engineers who know the area. NOVA Engineering’s Panama City Beach team has deep knowledge of the area and can provide critical technical insight for your project.

The foundations and stability of roads, bridges, and other large structures depend on the work of geotechnical engineers who truly understand the site’s challenges and opportunities. Proximity to the ocean, for example, creates unique groundwater conditions that demand regional knowledge. Our Panama City Beach, Florida engineers can apply their regional expertise toward the planning, development, and construction of your project.

Contact NOVA Engineering to discuss how our geotechnical engineering team can help you.

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE INFRASTRUCTURE

Panama City, Florida
July 21, 2020
Prepared for Jacobs Engineering Group

NOVA Engineering and Environmental provided subsurface exploration and geotechnical engineering evaluation for the Tyndall AFB Infrastructure project to be constructed in Panama City, Bay County, Florida.  The primary objective of this study was to perform a geotechnical exploration within the proposed infrastructure re-build areas and to assess these findings as they relate to geotechnical aspects of the planned site improvements.  The authorized geotechnical engineering services included hundreds of soil test borings and extensive sampling program, laboratory testing, engineering evaluation of the field and laboratory data, and the preparation of the report.  

The planned improvements will consist of constructing new roadway alignments, installing underground electrical duct banks to provide new main power distribution pathways and constructing entrance control facilities across TAFB.

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE INFRASTRUCTURE

Panama City, Florida
July 21, 2020
Prepared for Jacobs Engineering Group

NOVA Engineering and Environmental provided subsurface exploration and geotechnical engineering evaluation for the Tyndall AFB Infrastructure project to be constructed in Panama City, Bay County, Florida.  The primary objective of this study was to perform a geotechnical exploration within the proposed infrastructure re-build areas and to assess these findings as they relate to geotechnical aspects of the planned site improvements.  The authorized geotechnical engineering services included hundreds of soil test borings and extensive sampling program, laboratory testing, engineering evaluation of the field and laboratory data, and the preparation of the report.  

The planned improvements will consist of constructing new roadway alignments, installing underground electrical duct banks to provide new main power distribution pathways and constructing entrance control facilities across TAFB.

PORT PANAMA CITY BIOMASS DOME

Panama City, FL
June 2021
Prepared for:  Mott MacDonald

NOVA Engineering and Environmental provided subsurface exploration and geotechnical engineering evaluation for the proposed industrial development to be constructed within Port of Panama City facility in Panama City, Bay County, Florida

The primary objective of this study was to perform a geotechnical exploration within the proposed construction areas and to assess these findings as they relate to geotechnical aspects of the planned site improvements.  The authorized geotechnical engineering services included  soil test boring/sounding and sampling program, laboratory testing, engineering evaluation of the field and laboratory data, and the preparation of a comprehensive report.  

The report included:

  • Site preparation considerations that include 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 potential need for a permanent dewatering system based on the anticipated post construction groundwater levels.
  • Foundation system recommendations for the proposed biomass dome and retaining wall structures, as appropriate based on boring/sounding results.
  • Suitability of on-site soils for re-use as structural fill, backfill, and subgrade.  Additionally, the criteria for suitable fill materials will be provided.
  • Recommended quality control measures (i.e., sampling, testing, and inspection requirements) for site grading and foundation construction.

The project will include the construction of a new, approximately 150-foot diameter by 80-foot tall biomass dome structure, perimeter retaining wall, to be constructed around the dome structure, and two (2) drive/take-up tower structures. 

Recommendations were based on our understanding of the proposed construction, our site observations, our evaluation and interpretation of the field and laboratory data obtained during the field exploration, our experience with similar subsurface conditions, and generally accepted geotechnical engineering principles and practices

HYATT PLACE

Panama City Beach, FL
March 2019
Prepared for:  Bullock Tice Associates

NOVA Engineering and Environmental provided subsurface exploration and geotechnical engineering evaluation for the proposed Hyatt Place in Panama City Beach, Bay County, Florida. The project is located on a 1.66-acre parcel at 15727 Front Beach Road and 291 Powell Adams Road in Panama City Beach, Bay County, Florida. The project, still currently under construction, consists of the construction of an eleven-story hotel structure, a three-level parking garage structure, a stormwater management system (SMS) to treat and dispose of stormwater runoff from the proposed development, and associated surface parking areas, drives, and utilities. NOVA’s primary objective was to perform a geotechnical exploration within the proposed construction areas and to assess these findings as they relate to geotechnical aspects of the planned site improvements. The authorized geotechnical engineering services included a site reconnaissance, a soil test boring and sampling program, laboratory testing, engineering evaluation of the field and laboratory data, and the preparation of a comprehensive report. 

The completed geotechnical report included:

  • A description of the site, fieldwork, laboratory testing and general soil conditions encountered, together with a Boring Location Plan and individual Boring Records.
  • Site preparation considerations that include 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 dewatering systems based on the anticipated post construction groundwater levels.
  • The estimated seasonal high groundwater table at the SMS test boring locations.
  • The estimated and calculated hydraulic conductivity values and estimated fillable porosity value for the SMS.
  • Foundation system recommendations for the proposed structures, including allowable bearing capacity and embedment depth recommendations for ACIP piles.
  • Slab-on-grade construction considerations based on the geotechnical findings, including the need for a sub-slab vapor barrier or a capillary barrier.
  • Suitability of on-site soils for re-use as structural fill and backfill.  Additionally, the criteria for suitable fill materials were provided.
  • Recommended quality control measures (i.e. sampling, testing, and inspection requirements) for site grading and foundation construction.

HYATT PLACE

Panama City Beach, FL
March 2019
Prepared for:  Bullock Tice Associates

NOVA Engineering and Environmental provided subsurface exploration and geotechnical engineering evaluation for the proposed Hyatt Place in Panama City Beach, Bay County, Florida.  The project is located on a 1.66-acre parcel at 15727 Front Beach Road and 291 Powell Adams Road in Panama City Beach, Bay County, Florida. The project, still currently under construction, consists of the construction of an eleven-story hotel structure, a three-level parking garage structure, a stormwater management system (SMS) to treat and dispose of stormwater runoff from the proposed development, and associated surface parking areas, drives, and utilities. NOVA’s primary objective was to perform a geotechnical exploration within the proposed construction areas and to assess these findings as they relate to geotechnical aspects of the planned site improvements.  The authorized geotechnical engineering services included a site reconnaissance, a soil test boring and sampling program, laboratory testing, engineering evaluation of the field and laboratory data, and the preparation of a comprehensive report. 

The completed geotechnical report included:

  • A description of the site, fieldwork, laboratory testing and general soil conditions encountered, together with a Boring Location Plan and individual Boring Records.
  • Site preparation considerations that include 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 dewatering systems based on the anticipated post construction groundwater levels.
  • The estimated seasonal high groundwater table at the SMS test boring locations.
  • The estimated and calculated hydraulic conductivity values and estimated fillable porosity value for the SMS.
  • Foundation system recommendations for the proposed structures, including allowable bearing capacity and embedment depth recommendations for ACIP piles.
  • Slab-on-grade construction considerations based on the geotechnical findings, including the need for a sub-slab vapor barrier or a capillary barrier.
  • Suitability of on-site soils for re-use as structural fill and backfill.  Additionally, the criteria for suitable fill materials were provided.
  • Recommended quality control measures (i.e. sampling, testing, and inspection requirements) for site grading and foundation construction.

CONTACT OUR GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING TEAM IN PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA

To be successful, the thorough analysis of each site demands geotechnical engineers who’ve worked with the conditions found in each region. Our geotechnical engineers understand the groundwater, soil, and rock conditions that affect projects in and around Panama City Beach, Florida, and we’d love to provide the comprehensive analysis you need to be successful. Contact us to begin the discussion about how NOVA Engineering can help you.

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