Metro State University (MSU) of Denver Student Success Building (SSB) Denver, Colorado
The SSB is a 4-story, at-grade structure with 144,000-square-feet for use as classroom, office, and public space.
K+A performed the geotechnical engineering study for the MSU's SSB.
A field exploration program consisting of exploratory borings and a site geophysical survey was conducted to obtain information on subsurface conditions. The results of the field exploration program indicated the site was underlain by relatively deep bedrock overlain by granular alluvial soils. Groundwater was about 15 feet above the bedrock.
Due to the relatively dense conditions of the alluvial soils, we were able to recommend spread footing foundations designed for high bearing pressures, resulting in significant cost savings to the project.