CMJ Engineering Case Study: Saginaw High School

Client Name: Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD

Project Name: Saginaw High School
Fort Worth, Texas

Type of Work: Geotechnical investigation, plans/specifications review, construction materials testing.

Scope: The Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District continues to grow and CMJ Engineering, Inc. is proud to be a part of their team for the construction of recent schools. Saginaw High School was recenetly constructed  along Blue Mound road. The two-story main campus structure includes classrooms, gymnasium, auditorium, and cafeteria. The campus also includes a field house, 5,000-seat football stadium with press box and concession buildings, tennis courts, competition baseball, softball, and soccer fields, and access road/paved parking drives. CMJ also was proud to participate in design meetings, review the plans and specifications for conformation with the geotechnical report recommendations, and perform/coordinate the construction materials testing effort for the project.

We are extremely appreciative of the team approach experience on this project between the design and construction team members. Communications were open and discussions ensue to provide the most cost effective, efficient operations to occur and maintain the quality of the final product for Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD.

Challenges: The design effort was required to be "fast track"; therefore, CMJ Engineering, Inc. provided geotechnical information to the architect, structural engineer, and civil engineer as information developed. Interim reports were provided regarding foundations, grade beams and floor slabs, and paving to help respective design members get a head start on their design process.

During the construction phase, the CMJ Team participated in normal materials testing and helped the design and construction team in evaluating the effects of rainfall on cardboard carton forms. Our investigations provided vital data to eliminate future floor slab distress. Close communications with the construction team also led to rapid evaluation of low-strength concrete.