Tectonic provided special inspections and materials testing services for foundations of two new major construction projects at Columbia University’s Manhattanville Development, including the 450,000 SF Mind Brain Behavior and the 70,940 SF Central Energy Plan facilities. The projects utilized a top-down method of construction and include the construction of slurry walls, load bearing elements (LBEs) and floor slabs.

Tectonic provided technical and administrative services as the Professional Engineer for special and progress inspections, materials testing and documentation of work in accordance with the NYCDOB. Inspections include:

  • Inspection of Fabricators (Structural Steel and Concrete)
  • Soils Testing (Fill Placement & In-place Density, Investigations)
  • Excavation – Sheeting, Shoring & Bracing
  • Pile & Drilled Pier Foundations
  • Underpinning
  • Structural Steel
  • Concrete Construction (Concrete Design Mix, Slurry Wall & Load Bearing Element, Structural Floor Slabs & Foundations)
  • Sprayed Fire-Resistant Materials
  • Structural Safety