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Geotechnical testing approved for six new SCV fire stations

Posted: March 30, 2010 12:20 p.m.
Updated: March 30, 2010 3:51 p.m.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - To ensure structural and seismic integrity, the Board of Supervisors approved a contract between the Department of Public Works and an independent engineering and consulting firm to provide geotechnical, materials testing, and inspection services for six new Santa Clarita Valley fire stations, according to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

The contract will assess risk posed by site conditions, earthwork and foundation construction and take necessary action to meet applicable standards.

To protect the safety of firefighters, support staff and the public who visit the facilities, the project will investigate soil, rock, fault distribution and bedrock properties to determine how they will interact with proposed construction and assess the risk of damage from potential natural hazards including earthquakes, landslides, sinkholes, soil liquefaction, debris flows and rock falls.

The services will be utilized for stations 104, 128, 132, 143, 150, and 156, which are currently being designed and constructed. The total cost for the services is $1.2 million.


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