Youngdahl Consulting Group, Inc provided a Geotechnical Engineering Study for the Palladio Mall, recently constructed on a 57-acre unimproved lot located west of East Bidwell Street between Broadstone Parkway and Iron Point Road in Folsom, CA.
The project includes 22 retail/office structures, a theater complex, a grocery store and two multi-story parking structures. All of the retail structures are one-story, the office building four stories, all of steel frame construction. The theater complex and grocery store are one-story and of masonry unit (CMU) and concrete tilt-up panel construction. All of the structures are supported on shallow conventional foundations and concrete slab-on-grade floors.
Following our geotechnical study, Youngdahl remained on site during the construction phase to ensure the geotechnical recommendations were incorporated correctly and to provide construction, observation and testing. As a continuation of our consulting services we provided special inspection services for two, 3-story, post-tensioned parking structures at the site. Our services included the sampling and testing of materials, observation of all steel fabrication and embedded items, pre-placement observation and concrete placement observations to closely control on-site placement of concrete operations. Our inspection services included:
Earthwork Observation and Testing
Reinforcing Steel Placement
Concrete Mix Design review
Concrete Placement Observation and Field Testing (Slump, Air, Unit Weight)
Strength Testing of Concrete
Bolt Observation and Testing
Fire Proofing Observation/Sampling
Structural Steel and Welding Observation and Testing
Post-Tensioned Concrete Inspection and Testing
Folsom, CA, USA