Topics: Sterling Ranch, CO Master-Planned Community and New Services Offered
Established in 1971, AGW is going on 45 years of providing geotechnical and environmental engineering services along the Front Range corridor in Colorado. AGW, with 110 employees, specializes in providing geotechnical engineering and consultation services, materials testing and construction observation services and a wide variety of environmental services with on-staff geologists and highly experienced industrial hygienists.
AGW, headquartered in Denver, CO, has been a MetaField® customer for nearly two years, having signed agreements during February of 2015.
The company is busy working within Sterling Ranch, Colorado, a 12,050 home, 3,400-acre master-planned community in northwest Douglas County. Sterling Ranch is dedicated to sustainability and environmental stewardship, leading the way to residential construction in the 21st century. AGW is excited to be a part of developing and building this kind of a community over the next 20 years in their dynamic and growing market!
AGW has recently added new technology in the field for pavement evaluations using a Falling Weight Deflectometer. The Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) testing device can be utilized to evaluate the structural capacity of a pavement and the strength of the underlying subgrade materials.
The test data obtained in the field can be utilized to estimate the effective pavement modulus of a pavement based upon the applied load and measured maximum deflection obtained at the center of the load cell. The effective pavement modulus represents the structural capacity of the pavement as a direct evaluation of pavement stiffness and in-situ subgrade conditions. This information can be utilized to calculate the effective structural number of the existing pavement as a function of its overall thickness and stiffness. The measured deflection obtained at each sensor is considered a result of the deformation of the subgrade and therefore can be utilized to estimate the subgrade resilient modulus.
Once the FWD data are obtained, the text results are analyzed to determine the structural properties of the pavement and the underlying subgrade soils utilizing the DARWin Pavement Design and Analysis system computer program. AGW is excited to see the possibilities of using technology for accumulating field data for producing results that their clients can use immediately!
For more information on A.G. Wassenaar, Inc. (AGW), go to www.agwco.com