Education and Institutional

S. W. Cole has more experience working on secondary schools and colleges in Maine than any other firm of our type. We have also worked on most every college campusHusson College Performing Arts Center, Bangor, ME in Maine and many in New Hampshire. Our projects include academic and research buildings, dormitories, specialty research laboratories and structures. Our experience with athletic facilities includes artificial turf fields, natural turf fields, indoor and outdoor tracks, indoor arenas, stadium seating projects, and buildings. We have also provided services for geothermal wells installed for heating and cooling systems. Our pavement engineers provide pavement management plans for campus wide networks of roadways and parking lots.

Our services include the following:

Geotechnical Services

•  Exploration coordination and documentation
•  Laboratory, soil and rock testing
•  Slope stability
•  Site specific seismic event mapping and evaluation
•  Geotechnical recommendations for buildings, switchyards and substations
•  LPILE parameters
•  Recommendations for on-site soil re-use
•  Site feasibility
•  Drilling subcontracting, logistics and project management
•  Foundation design parameters
•  Soil improvement
•  Subsurface drainage
•  Pavement management plans for campus road systems and parking lots

Geologic Services

•  Geothermal well assessments
•  Geothermal well installation monitoring and testing
•  Third-party erosion control observations
•  Seismic risk analysis
• Construction blasting assessments
•  Assessment of borrow pits and quarries
•  Hydrogeology
•  Engineering geology
•  Rock core classification and logs
•  Water resource evaluation, sampling and testing

Ecological Services

•  Third-party erosion control documentation
•  Environmental compliance documentation
•  Soil, wetlands and vernal pool mapping
•  Wetlands identification and delineation
•  Vernal pool assessments
•  Functional assessment and mitigation
•  Wetland permitting
•  Soil surveys and mapping
•  Site selection / soil suitability evaluations
•  Dredge spoils permitting
•  Rare, threatened and endangered species consulting
•  Site evaluation for on-site subsurface wastewater disposal system design
•  Biological assessments
•  Deer wintering yard identification
•  Monitoring of environmental compliance

Construction Quality Control Services

•  Laboratory and field testing and sampling of soil, concrete, grout and aggregates
•  Reinforcing steel documentation
•  Rock anchor borehole, anchor installation, grouting and tensioning documentation
•  Blast monitoring with seismographs
•  Subgrade preparation observations
•  Soil compaction testing
•  Anchor bolt tension testing
•  Mobile testing laboratories for long-term projects