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Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway

Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Client: Kansas Entertainment, LLC
Owner: Penn National Gaming
Services: Geotechnical, Construction Materials Testing, Non-destructive Testing

Geotechnology provided geotechnical services for the Speedway and then later for the Casino and insularly buildings and roadways on-site. The project includes a single-story casino with partial basement, porte-cochere, a five-level parking garage, detention basins, bridges and the future site of a multi-story hotel. Construction observation, special inspections and materials testing were also performed once construction was underway.

Subsurface exploration services were performed which included 38 borings and laboratory testing for index testing, unconfined compression tests on rock, one-dimensional consolidation, and swell tests. Based on Geotechnology’s previous site experience and additional reports shallow foundations were recommended for the casino and drilled shafts bearing on the underlying sandstone bedrock. Detention basins extended into limestone bedrock and were lined with the on-site clays to maintain a minimum pool level.

Construction materials testing (CMT) including monitoring of fill placement, observation of reinforcing steel and concrete testing, weld testing, fireproof thickness testing, and drilled shaft observation. An on-site laboratory was provided where index tests, standard Proctors and concrete cylinder storage and strength testing were performed.