Thule Air Base, Consolidation Project
Thule Air Base, Greenland
Constructing a new engineering shop and supply facility at Thule Air Base involved excavating about 9.5 m of native soil down to the top of bedrock and placing compacted, non-frost susceptible (NFS) fill from bedrock to finished grade. After the contractor, MT Højgaard Grønland Aps (MTH), placed and compacted approximately 3 m of NFS fill and tested the compacted fill using a lightweight deflectometer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) requested that MTH verify the in situ density of the fill using other methods. SGH assisted MTH by developing and executing a subgrade testing program.