American Red Cross Building

    GET was responsible for the geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing for the Regional American Red Cross Building constructed in Mobile, Alabama. The structure is a 2 story, steel frame, masonry veneer structure with an approximate footprint of 16,000 square feet. The site had been originally developed for a theater and had since been demolished and cleared for a future development. During the soils explorations phase of the project, portions of the old foundations were encountered as well as soft compressible soils. GET provided the project team multiple foundation options/approaches for consideration. Recommendations were provided to preload the site so that spread foundations could be utilized as well as multiple deep foundation recommendations. After reviewing preliminary foundation costs for each option as well as the impact to the construction schedule, the design team and owner chose to found the structure on 16-inch auger cast piling. GET provided engineering oversight and the associated construction materials testing through construction phase of the project. 

    Mobile, Alabama