New Construction Casino

Casino during construction

Murphy, NC – BLE engaged in geotechnical engineering, environmental consultation, archeological screening, construction quality assurance, and special inspections for a new casino located in Murphy, North Carolina on a 96-acre tract of land. BLE provided engineering consultation and comprehensive construction materials testing, including special inspection testing in accordance with Chapter 17 of IBC. Our construction…

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New Patient Services Tower

Hospital Tower

Asheville, NC – The new Patient Services Tower will be approximately 600,000 square feet of new construction in Asheville, North Carolina. The tower will include an emergency department, surgical operating rooms, sterile processing department, and patient rooms. As of Spring 2018, demolition is complete and major site work is underway. The tower is planned to…

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150,000-Square-Foot Health Care Facility

Front View of Cherokee Hospital engineered by Bunnel Lammons Engineering

Cherokee, NC – Construction of a new 150,000-square-foot health care facility was recently completed in Cherokee, North Carolina that included new inpatient and outpatient services, a laboratory, pharmacy, emergency room, a physical therapy area, and dental and vision clinics. The site was particularly difficult, having over 230 feet of relief across the planned development area.…

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City Park Improvements

Bridge construction in city park

Asheville, NC – Bunnell Lammons Engineering provided geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing for Phase I of a road improvement project. Outcomes for the project included improved management of high water during flood events, creating new and improved infrastructure for vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists at one of the City’s most popular park complexes. The $3.7…

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NEPA Screening Report

NEPA screening report

Waynesville, North Carolina – BLE was requested to perform a geotechnical exploration to assist the design of a proposed 911 radio tower at two potential locations. BLE performed two soil test borings at the two separate locations (total of 4 borings) that were being considered. After composing an engineering report for both potential locations, BLE…

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Pine Shore Dam

Pine Shore Dam

Transylvania County, NC – Pine Shore Dam is an approximately 40-foot tall intermediate hazard earthen dam with a public road that traverses the crest. The dam, with a 2H:1V downstream slope, has experienced seepage and slumping on the lower half of the downstream slope. BLE performed a geotechnical exploration of the dam that included soil test…

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Highway 70 Retaining Wall Repair and Extension

Retaining wall repair engineered by Bunnel Lammons Engineering

Asheville, N.C. – BLE provided geotechnical exploration, geotechnical construction support and oversight, repair and design construction drawings, and construction materials testing services for a new retaining wall on Highway 70 in North Carolina. Observation and preliminary assessment of the site indicated the need to provide additional stability for both the existing segmental block retaining wall…

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Solvent Assessment and Remediation, Textile Manufacturing Facility

Solvent Remediation

A historical textile facility utilized a 6,000-gallon underground storage tank and later a 6,000-gallon aboveground storage tank to store solvents used for dry-cleaning operations. BLE was retained to investigate the extent of the contamination, which was ultimately identified in soil and groundwater throughout the site and adjoining properties. Two pump and treat systems and a…

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SECC Soil Screening & Disposal

Aerial of site

Newton, North Carolina – Our client was installing a new 16-inch diameter water supply line in southeastern Catawba County which paralleled NC HWY 150. Work stopped on the project due to a perceived flammable hazard, which turned out to be highly contaminated soils. BLE was tasked with the following environmental consulting services: 1) sampling and…

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Phase I ESA, Geotechnical Investigation, and Phase II ESA, Property Development

Automotive Dealership

BLE’s span of technical services were utilized in support of redevelopment of this property, which included time-sensitive completion of a Phase I ESA, Geotechnical Investigation, and subsequently a limited Phase II ESA. A dry-cleaning facility and two retail gas stations were identified in close proximity to the site during the Phase I ESA. These off-site…

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