New Cadet Barracks at U.S. Military Academy
Tectonic provided geotechnical, civil and structural engineering as well surveying, construction inspection and construction monitoring during the construction phase of this new $186 million, 287,000 SF barracks that will house 650 cadets.
Sited into the side of a steep hill close to existing buildings, including the historic West Point Chapel, the project required rock cuts up to 80 ft. high and nearly 150,000 cubic yards of rock blasted and removed from the site.
Tectonic performed value engineering of the original rock support design and provided recommendations to mitigate effects of blasting, including the development and execution of an instrumentation monitoring program and associated special inspections. Additionally, Tectonic’s civil engineers developed a construction plan for the shotcrete treatment of the rock face that had been scanned using 3D LiDAR technology by the firm’s surveying team. Surveying services continued throughout construction with particular attention to monitoring during blasting.
Tectonic ultimately provided additional inspection services to monitor drainage, utilities, grading, building foundation and superstructure construction.