The Center for Science and Mathematics is the largest building on the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo campus. It is a multi-story structure encompassing nearly 190,000 square feet. The building is home of many degrees in the sciences including biology, chemistry, kinesiology, and physics, as well as mathematics and statistics.

Earth Systems prepared the geotechnical report for the project and construction monitoring, testing, and inspection services. Services included

  • Grading observation
  • Field density testing of soil
  • Foundation excavation observation
  • Testing and observation of asphalt concrete pavement
  • Concrete sampling and testing
  • Sampling and testing of reinforcing steel
  • Torque testing and proof load/pull testing of bolts and anchors
  • Special inspection of reinforced and post-tension concrete
  • Masonry sampling and testing
  • Special inspection of shotcrete placement
  • Special inspection of masonry construction
  • Special inspection of shop and field welding
  • Special inspection of high strength bolting and shear studs
  • Associated materials tests

Concrete mix designs and review of contractor submittals were provided by our registered professional engineers.