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Owensboro Riverport Authority, Owensboro, Kentucky
Slack Water Harbor
Vector Engineers, Inc. provided geotechnical engineering for the planning and preliminary design for a slack water harbor that was planned for the Riverport in Owensboro, Kentucky. The proposed development consisted of a harbor that was 35 to 40 feet deep, 285 feet wide by 1350 feet long inland from the Ohio River bank.
The Owensboro Riverport Authority plans to construct harbor improvements at their facility in Owensboro, Kentucky. The improvements will include the construction of a new barge terminal, the expansion of their existing dock, and a new access road for the harbor. The proposed improvements will increase the capacity of the harbor as well as increase the usability of the harbor against high water events by raising certain areas of the harbor.
East Park, Ashland, Kentucky
Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, and Lawrence counties joined together to develop a regional industrial park. The regional industrial park is located on property owned by Addington Resources and consists of two tracts: Site A with 240 acres and Site B with 575 acres. Both sites were extensively strip mined by 1980’s. Ridge-top removal and contour bench mining were the primary methods with the spoil back-stacked on the mine bench.
Eco Power, Hazard, Kentucky
A 50 megawatt renewable bio-energy plant is planned for the Coalfields Industrial Park in Hazard Kentucky. The facility will use wood by-product materials each year from Eastern Kentucky’s large wood products industry to fuel the plant.
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Louisville Water Company
I-64 Transmission Main
A proposed transmission line will extend 28,677 linear feet along interstate 64 to extend and expand the Louisville water system. Vector Engineers, Inc was retained to provide geotechnical engineering consulting which consisted of drilling soil test borings every 500 feet along the alignment and drilling rock soundings every 100 feet along the alignment.
St. Joe’s Water Tank
The Louisville Water Company planned a new 1 million gallon water tank to be located in Eastern Jefferson County, Kentucky. Several sites were considered. Vector Engineers, Inc. conducted a geotechnical engineering site reconnaissance of several locations and two sites were selected for extensive study. The site was selected based in part by the geotechnical engineering and geological report conducted by Vector.
Vector Engineers conducted a geotechnical engineering site characterization for siting one of two 1 million gallon tanks. The site was underlain by degradable shales resulting in specific foundation and slope geometry recommendations for the site. Vector also conducted foundation and structural inspections during the construction of the tank.
Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District
Logan Street Basin
Vector Engineers served as project geotechnical engineers for the design of Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District’s proposed 16.1 million gallon CSO Logan Street Storage basin and approximately 11,000 linear foot Beargrass Creek conveyance. The project is located in central Jefferson County, spanning a large area of downtown Louisville along the Beargrass Creek channel.
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Crittenden Drive Relocation
Vector Engineers conducted a geotechnical engineering site characterization, including geotechnical drilling, for relocation of Crittenden Drive. The length of the relocation project along Crittenden Drive was almost 6,000 linear feet. Vector Engineers conducted 31 soil test borings to determine on-site soil conditions and installed 2 cased piezometers to evaluate groundwater conditions.
Louisville Regional Airport Authority
GPR Study on Runway
A large international airport suspected problems with subgrade degradation under a section of runway. To minimize disruption to air service, Vector Engineers in conjunction with HNTB decided to utilize geophysical methods to evaluate the possibility of voids beneath the concrete runway slab. Ground penetrating radar was chosen. Ground penetration radar utilizes an electromagnetic pulse transmitted into the ground by the transmitter antenna.
Colonial Hills Sound Barrier Wall
Vector Engineers served as geotechnical consultants for the Colonial Hills Sound Barrier Wall. The wall was located on the north side of the northwest ramp of Newburg Road and the Henry Watterson Expressway in Louisville, Kentucky. Faulkner Construction constructed the 1,560 feet long and approximately 16 feet tall wall. The foundations consisted of 3-foot diameter, reinforced drilled shafts.
Highway 421 Relocation, Hazard, Kentucky
Dr. Karem and Mr. Lee were retained by Brighton Engineering Company of as the geotechnical engineering consultant for a new highway located in southeastern Kentucky in Harlan County. The alignment crosses through rugged mountainous terrain with steeply sloping hillsides and narrow, long valleys. The project is located just north of Cumberland Mountain and is affected by the regional overthrust fault system.
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Mercer Stone Loading Facility
Vector Engineers, Inc provided geotechnical engineering consulting for the design and construction of the Mercer Stone off loading dock. The loading dock wall was constructed to allow large rock trucks to end dump shot rock into a large crusher to manufacture limestone aggregate for use a construction material.