Hendick Automotive Group broke ground in 2011 on the $12 million, single-story, 62,000-square-foot auto dealership and car wash at 67th and I-35 in Merriam, KS. The Toyota dealership is the first of two dealerships to be constructed on the project site. CFS was retained for geotechnical engineering and special inspection on the Lexus dealership for Hendrick Automotive Group also.
The foundation for the project consisted of spread and continuous wall footings founded on controlled rock fill. Bearing capacity tests were performed to ensure proper uniform bearing capacity. Due to the variable nature of fill, some over-excavation of the footing was required. Reinforcing steel placement and concrete installation was also inspected by Rich Bowers and William Stafford, P.E.
The building and car wash consisted of tilt-up concrete panels welded to the steel frame. Columns to beam and panel to beam connections were checked for weld quality and bolt tightness. On-call inspection of the concrete placement along with field and laboratory tests were performed by Rich Bowers and William Stafford, P.E. Prior to concrete placement, reinforcing steel and construction quality of forms were carefully inspected to ensure the project met plans and specifications. Careful monitoring of the concrete placement was performed along with field testing and sampling of the concrete.
Additional services performed by Rich Bowers and William Stafford, P.E. consisted of shop steel welding inspection for beams and columns, epoxy inspection of post installed anchors, masonry inspection of reinforcing steel and grout for the interior walls, soil compaction testing and monitoring of the asphalt placement for the pavement. Concrete moisture tests on the finished concrete were also performed to determine the dryness of the concrete for tile installation. Compaction tests and verification of storm sewer installation were added as additional services.