Siena Francis House – Omaha Shelter for the Homeless Trust
- Located in Omaha, NE
- Single story, 42,000 sf structure
- Environmental Consulting
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Materials Testing and Special Inspections
- Geophysical Engineering
This facility consists of a new structure on the Sienna Francis House Homeless Shelter Campus. This single-story building has a footprint of 41,355 square feet and is steel framed with concrete walls. Additional site improvements include a new drive with parking. Prior to construction of the facility, Thiele Geotech, Inc. provided environmental services including Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, supplemental environmental screening investigations, and a geotechnical investigation. Recommendations were provided for special handling of contaminated soils, site utilities, shallow foundations, earthwork, overexcavation of existing uncontrolled fill, pavements, and floor slabs. During the construction phase, Thiele Geotech, Inc. observed overexcavations, reinforced concrete, structural steel placement, structural masonry, and welded and bolted connections. Materials testing was performed on soils, concrete, and grout throughout the project.