CTL|Thompson Chosen to Work on Canon City Schools

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CTL|Thompson (CTL|T) has been selected to provide geotechnical engineering and materials testing services for the Cañon City high school addition and the new kindergarten through eighth grade school for Fremont County School District R.E. 1.

CTL|Thompson (CTL|T) has been selected to provide geotechnical engineering and materials testing services for the Cañon City high school addition and the new kindergarten through eighth grade school for Fremont County School District R.E. 1.

The new 125,000 square foot kindergarten through eighth grade school broke ground in February 2005 with total construction valued at $16 million. The design team includes architect Christiansen Reese and Partners and general contractor Nunn Construction.

With an estimated construction value of $8.7 million, Cañon City high school broke ground in June 2005 adding 46,000-square-feet of classroom space. The design team for this project includes architect Christiansen Reese and Partners and general contractor HE Whitlock.

CTL|T performed soils and foundation investigations for both sites and is currently providing compaction testing, concrete testing, observation of drilled pier and auger-cast pile foundations, masonry testing, and other services needed by the design and construction team for the schools.

The major problem addressed at the new kindergarten through eighth grade school was highly expansive claystone bedrock. CTL|T's recommended foundation solution to the expansive soils was drilled piers bottomed in bedrock. This was an economical solution and should control risk of future damage due to heave.

At Cañon City High School, there are isolated areas of expansive soils. CTL|T recommended moisture injection in the areas with expansive soils. Due to the subsurface conditions and the proximity of the existing high school building, the new structure is supported on an auger-cast pile foundation system.

Over the past 34 years, CTL|Thompson has built a reputable firm known regionally for its expertise in geotechnical, materials and environmental engineering and testing. CTL|T has nine regional offices in Colorado Springs, Pueble, Denver, Glenwood Springs, and Fort Collins, Colorado; and Dallas and Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.ctlthompson.com.

Contact:

Elizabeth Baugher and Kelly Lind, Freeman Wall Aiello Public Relations, 303.232.3870

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