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Portland Community College

Special Inspection/Materials Testing
NTI recently provided special inspection and materials testing services in support of the $34 million improvements that transforms the Southeast Center into a comprehensive full-service campus, more than doubling its current footprint and allowing it to increase service from 9,000 to 20,000 students.  The expanded campus has two new three-story buildings, a student commons, and library, that includes the bookstore, tutoring center, women’s resource center, a multicultural center, new classrooms, and science and computer labs.  Work also included preservation and seismic upgrades to the German American Society’s historic 1911 building for campus administration.  Duties include reinforced concrete, post-tensioned concrete, structural steel, ultrasonic weld evaluation, proprietary anchors, cold-formed steel framing, curtain wall, suspended ceiling, shotcrete, and soils special inspections.  In addition, NTI provided floor flatness and levelness evaluations, concrete moisture emission evaluations, asphaltic concrete placement monitoring, dry well infiltration testing, and inspection of seismic bracing for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing components. NTI’s parent company, NGI, provided Geotechnical study and recommendations.
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