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Ft. Wayne, IN

The Indiana State Police Post for District 22 is located in Fort Wayne and serves 18 counties in northeast Indiana. In 2020, preconstruction activities kicked off for a new laboratory for forensic analysis of criminal case evidence. The lab is a two-story 40,000-sf facility built with steel frames on shallow foundations.

Patriot was selected to provide environmental services during preconstruction to address an underground storage tank (UST) area at the site. Patriot then provided construction materials testing and engineering services throughout the construction period.

Indiana state police regional laboratory under construction

Environmental Services

An existing fueling station was present in the planned construction area of the site. During the removal of the USTs, Patriot conducted confirmation soil sampling of the floor and walls of the tank pit. Patriot submitted the samples for laboratory analysis for organic and inorganic compounds. Patriot provided a report of findings with recommendations for closure based on a comparison of the soil analysis results with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management closure criteria.

Construction Materials Testing & Engineering

Patriot conducted continuous monitoring and testing of numerous construction materials as the project proceeded. The testing and monitoring were conducted for:

  • Shallow foundation-bearing soils
  • Building and pavement subgrade soils
  • Soil and aggregate compaction testing for fill and backfill
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Structural steel including welded and bolted connections, deck attachment, and shear stud connection for composite decking
  • Precast concrete panel welded connections
  • Masonry mortar and grout
  • Hot mix asphalt including in-place observation and density testing, and laboratory testing for extraction and gradation
  • Floor flatness and levelness testing of concrete slabs

The new state-of-the-art laboratory was completed in 2021 and now provides crucial evidence analysis services for all local jurisdictions within District 22.

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