Riverside County Animal Shelter

Riverside County Animal Shelter

Project Summary

The 46,000-square foot masonry structure sits on 12.6 acres and can house 400 dogs, 400 cats, and 12 horses

Our Role

IFE performed the geotechnical engineering investigation for the project.  Key issues included artificial fill and other non-uniform soil consistencies near the surface of the site.


  • Observation and compaction testing during site earthwork, utility trench backfill, and site paving
  • Observation and documentation of foundation excavation
  • Soil testing for maximum-density, expansion, classification, corrosion, and R-value
  • Concrete compressive strength testing
  • Reinforced concrete inspection and test cylinder fabrication
  • Structural steel welding inspection (shop and field) and ultrasonic testing
  • Reinforced masonry inspection
  • Masonry compressive strength testing of block, prisms, mortar, and grout

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