ECA Geophysics

Geotechnical Geophysics: ReMi surveys for retail store expansions


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PROJECT: Refraction Microtremor (ReMi) surveys at active national chain stores
LOCATIONS: Wenatchee, Washington / Woodinville, Washington / Yakima, Washington
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Designed and performed ReMi Surveys for active retail properties to passively measure microtremors within the upper 100 feet (30 meters) of the subsurface, in order to acquire Vs, the average shear-wave velocity required to ascertain the proper NEHRP / IBC site class. This information provided to the client's design team an ACCURATE (vs asumed) seismic site classification from which to design the safest and most cost-effective extensions to the active store buildings.

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