Findling was retained to provide geotechnical engineering, construction oversight, materials testing services, and geotechnical instrumentation for the construction of the Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility. The project site is located on the west bank of the Patapsco River just south of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in NE Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The facility covers an area of about 115 acres. This site was initially developed in the mid 1960 for disposal of dredge material, and consisted of a perimeter dike on the north, east and south sides. The facility was abandoned in the late 1960’s and 1970’s. The Maryland Port Administration purchased the facility and let a contract for the rehabilitation and raising of the perimeter containment dikes so that the facility could be used again for disposal and dredge material from the inner harbor. Findling was retained to provide geotechnical engineering and construction during construction of the facility. The services provided include:

  • Test borings and in-situ testing to evaluate subsurface conditions and strength characteristic of foundation soils.
  • Provide geotechnical engineering design for the containment dikes and instrumentation during construction.
  • Installation and monitoring of geotechnical instrumentation including piezometer, inclinometer, and observation wells.
  • Full time field engineering services for slurry wall construction.
  • Full time materials technician to monitor and test fill placements and geotechnical consultation during construction.
  • Laboratory testing of soil and slurry wall samples; and
  • Attend progress meetings and other meetings with design team and contractors as requested.