DESCRIPTION: Western Beverage Co. constructed a new distribution facility on a ±16.2‑acre parcel in the Greenhill Technology Park in west Eugene, Oregon. The facility includes a two-story, 25,700 sq. ft. sales office and a 106,000 sq. ft. ambient area/controlled environment warehouse, cooler, and distribution facility. The project was designed in collaboration with a team from the Eugene Water and Electric Board's Energy Smart Design Program. The result of this collaborative effort is projected to save 50% in energy costs over the life of the structure.
SERVICE: Foundation Engineering completed a geotechnical investigation and provided construction-phase observation and documentation services for the project. Geotechnical design elements included spread footing foundations, slab-on-grade floors, retaining walls and paved parking areas. Foundation Engineering also assisted in the development of construction documents. A key geotechnical design consideration was the mitigation of variable site fill, expansive clay, and wet-weather site preparation