Hamilton Webster Development
Langan is providing geotechnical engineering services for a 3-story, approximately 40-foot tall, mixed-use building, that will include residential units and an office wrapped around a central courtyard adjacent to downtown Palo Alto. Langan provided a geotechnical site assessment as part of the due diligence review process for the property and was subsequently provided a geotechnical investigation for the development. The project is located in a Federal Emergency Management Agency mapped flood zone and required consideration of buoyancy forces. Langan performed groundwater level monitoring on a monthly basis over the course of one year to confirm the static groundwater level is below the basement subgrade elevation so no changes to the project footprint would be required by the city.