TERRA provided structural engineering and civil/site engineering consulting services as part of a campus wide assessment for Northwestern University’s Recreational Facilities Master Plan. The facility assessment encompassed multiple sports venues, playing fields, arenas, stadiums, and other recreational structures within the University’s Evanston Campus.

TERRA evaluated the University’s Big Ten home arenas and sports venues, including the notable Welsh Ryan Field and McGaw Hall—home of the Wildcats football and basketball teams.

The assessment of each recreational facility included a structural evaluation inclusive of the spectator areas, box offices, playing areas, locker rooms, and buildings. Along with the structural evaluation, a civil / site assessment was conducted evaluating the conditions of the playing fields and surfaces, spectator and parking logistics, and utility infrastructure conditions.

Meetings and interviews with the University’s personnel and maintenance staff were also conducted as part of the assessment.

TERRA prepared a summarized report of the findings and observations outlining the conditions of each recreational field and structure evaluated. Remedial recommendations and a capital expenditure estimate were also provided.


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