Did you play with “Lego” building blocks when you were a kid? Well, here’s a project using giant concrete “Lego” blocks to construct a retaining wall. The blocks are made by Redi-Rock, and are being used on this project in south Orange County. The image shows the first course being constructed. GMU is providing geotechnical observation and testing for this wall construction. Stay tuned later in the week for an update on how the wall looks!
Archives for October 2014
The Redi-Rock block wall is complete! This project was constrained by limited space for a traditional wall backcut, making this gravity wall system an ideal fit. GMU provided geotechnical investigation services as well as structural design, plans, and specifications, eliminating the need for a formal geotechnical report and resulting in a rapid design turnaround and cost savings for the client.
GMU is currently performing a pavement evaluation of MacArthur Boulevard in Newport Beach. Overseen by our new Director of Pavement Engineering, Roger Schlierkamp, the project is approximately 2 miles long. This evaluation consists of a visual survey, pavement deflection testing, coring, and laboratory testing. Various strategies for pavement rehabilitation are being analyzed by GMU in order to develop a cost-effective repair strategy.
Check out the construction of a 288-foot long arch culvert which will serve as a pedestrian under-crossing in Rancho Mission Viejo. The floor of the culvert was just poured. GMU is providing the geotechnical design and construction services, in addition to special inspection for the reinforced concrete. Stay tuned for updates as the work progresses
On Tuesday, the final concrete pour for the bridge deck on Cow Camp Road in Rancho Mission Viejo was completed! This 1,420-foot long, 8-span bridge will provide the connection to Rancho Mission Viejo’s future Village of Esencia. GMU is proud to have provided the geotechnical investigation and design services, in addition to the geotechnical and special inspection services during
GMU congratulates Rancho Mission Viejo for winning the Best of Orange County in the New Home Community category! We are pleased to have been a key part of Sendero, the winning neighborhood. From the planning process through construction, we provided geotechnical services and special inspection on this outstanding new community in south Orange County.