Last week, Brett Larabee delivered a guest lecture for a Foundation Design class from the University of Washington Tacoma’s (UWT’s) new undergraduate civil engineering program. The lecture was centered around the MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Project which is currently in construction. Brett spent time going over the site history, subsurface conditions, and the foundation design process. After the lecture, Brett led students on a tour of the construction site for a live look at geotechnical design elements and the construction process.
“I enjoy connecting with the community and getting people interested in geotechnical engineering—especially students,” Brett says. “Interactions like this are the best way for students to get a better understanding of what it’s like to be a consultant, and what the geotechnical profession is really about.”
GeoEngineers is providing geotechnical services for MultiCare’s massive $415 million hospital development project. It will give the children’s hospital dedicated facilities to better serve the community, add a medical office building, and two new parking garages.
GeoEngineers has also been supporting UWT growth and campus development since at least 1996 and is proud to have provided geotechnical and environmental services for as many as 20 different buildings and parcels, including a campus-wide contamination investigation and mitigation study. Most recently, GeoEngineers provided geotechnical and environmental services for Milgard Hall, a cutting-edge mass timber building and home of the school’s new civil engineering program.