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NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic MCON Project P-516 Ship Repair Pier 5 Replacement, Portsmouth, VA

Durability / Service Life Testing Service (STADIUM® Modeling)

The U.S. Navy is building a modern pier to service two simultaneous aircraft carriers in Portsmouth, Virginia. This structure has over 100,000 cubic yards of concrete and is expected to be completed in 2013. The U.S. Navy has required to service life of this structure to 75 years without major restoration activities. The U.S. Navy has employed a new performance-based concrete focused on a service life predicting software called STADIUM. This specification is proactive to allow the Department of Defense to significantly lower future maintenance cost.

TCG provided assistance to all bidding organizations to competitively prepare bids to likely meet the requirements of the project specification. Subsequently, TCG has been contracted to provide both the ready mix and precast concrete producers with services to form a specification-compliant submittal package. TCG has been contracted to provide project quality control testing and service life compliance with Skanska and Bayshore Concrete.