The $16M Learning Resource Center, Cuesta Community College was constructed at the North County Campus which is located in Paso Robles, California. The 33,385 square foot structure includes a new library, group study rooms, a 32-station computer lab, seven classrooms, and faculty offices. The new building also houses Disabled Student Programs and Services as well as the Student Success Center which provides a tutoring center, math lab, writing lab, and English as a Second Language lab. The two-story structure is of steel frame construction with masonry infill. Construction began in 2010 and was completed in 2012.

During the design phase of the project, Earth Systems provided a geotechnical engineering and geologic hazards report. During construction, services included:

  • Grading observation
  • Field density testing of soil
  • Foundation excavation observation
  • 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 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 Earth Systems registered professional engineers.