Howard Elementary School | Eugene, Oregon

Howard Elementary School | Eugene, Oregon

DESCRIPTION:  Lane County School District 4J is replacing the existing Howard Elementary School on Howard Avenue in Eugene, Oregon.  The new facility will include a new, two-story classroom building and separate gym/cafeteria structure with a total plan area of ±79,700 SF.  The project also includes new play fields and a synthetic turf field, which have been completed south of Kelly Middle School.  Site grading and foundation construction have been completed and building construction is currently underway.  The new $32M school is scheduled to open in the fall of 2015.

SERVICE:  Foundation Engineering, Inc. was retained by the school district to complete a geotechnical investigation and seismic site hazard study for the project.  Our scope of work included field exploration, laboratory testing, engineering analysis, a site-specific seismic hazard study, and recommendations for site preparation, foundation design, and new pavements.  Foundation Engineering also conducted a separate study to establish the infiltration characteristics of the soils for the design of a storm drainage disposal system.  Our firm also provided CE services during site grading and foundation construction.