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Washington State University

Washington State University
Vancouver, Washington

GRI has provided geotechnical engineering and geological services to Washington State University for their Vancouver campus since preliminary planning of the facility in 1993. The projects have included buildings, many with basements; design and construction of the crossings over Mill Creek and No Name Creek; roadways and large paved areas; and underground utilities. GRI also provided geotechnical consultation during failure of the Mill Creek crossing during the 1995-1996 flooding. Services have included geotechnical investigations, consultation, preparation and review of construction documents during final design, and field observation services during earthwork and foundation construction. The geotechnical investigations have included detailed evaluation of subsurface materials and conditions, laboratory testing, engineering analyses, and development of recommendations for earthwork and site preparation; foundation design; embedded wall design; utility design and construction; shoring design, and seismic design considerations. Geotechnical considerations associated with the campus have included the presence of fine-grained, moisture-sensitive soils; high groundwater levels; and nearby deeply incised ravines.