DESCRIPTION: The City of Lebanon constructed a new civic center including a state-of-the-art law enforcement facility, a public library, and site development, including parking and bike spaces. The facilities were built on two sites comprising approximately 6 acres located near the intersection of Tangent Street and Second Street. The main library is a single-story building with 19,400 SF of floor area. The 30,000-SF Justice Center houses the Lebanon Police Department, courtroom, records and evidence processing facilities, a 12-bed municipal jail, and a 911 data center.
SERVICE: Foundation Engineering completed a foundation investigation and site-specific seismic hazard study for the project. An extensive field exploration program was completed to identify the limits of expansive soils, fill, and buried construction debris. Accurate identification and location of the poor soils and fill in the planning stages resulted in construction cost savings for the owner. Geotechnical elements included shallow foundation design, pavement design, and preparation of construction documents.