Greenville Federal Courthouse
Greenville, South Carolina – BLE provided geotechnical engineering services for the proposed new six-story Federal Courthouse project located in Greenville, South Carolina for the General Services Administration (GSA). This project was authorized by Congress along with several other Courthouses in the Southeast Sunbelt Region with a construction cost of $105 million dollars. This facility will house nine judges along with the U.S. Probation, Federal Public Defender, and the U.S. Department of Justice.
BLE’s field geotechnical services consisted of soil test borings with standard penetration tests, rock coring, and water table determination. Laboratory services included compressive strength of rock cores, grain size analysis, Atterberg limits testing, moisture content testing, standard Proctor testing, and pH and electrical resistivity testing. The completed report included rock and groundwater levels, settlement analysis, and evaluation of liquefaction potential during a seismic event.