NOSC Eleanor ATFP Upgrades

Eleanor, West Virginia

Project Overview

MFS Consulting Engineers & Surveyors, DPC provided professional services at the NOSC Eleanor ATFP located in Eleanor, West Virginia. The location is on the intersection of Army Navy Drive and Guard Lane, within the limits of the Armed Forces Reserve Center. MFS was retained by Lighthouse Architecture to provide site/civil, geotechnical, structural engineering and surveying services for the scope of work that consists of security improvements, and associated site enhancements.

Eleanor, West Virginia

Project Details

MFS provided a Basis of Design report that included a narrative of facility improvements, the methods and equipment needed and an explanation of testing methods and design requirements. MFS’ survey team performed a site survey, and documented existing conditions. The plan included approximately 15 acres of topography survey, with utility data collected by observation of visible structures and augmented with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR).

The geotechnical engineering services included four (4) geotechnical soil borings to depths of 20 feet below grade. The subsurface investigation and geotechnical reporting was completed in accordance with FC 1-300-09N, Facilities Criteria for the Navy and Marine Corps Design Procedures.

The purpose of the borings was to investigate the general subsurface conditions. Two Shelby tubes samples were obtained during the subsurface investigation. Two California Bearing Ratio bulk samples at grade were also obtained. Geotechnical Lab Testing was performed to classify soils and obtain geotechnical physical characteristics for the soils. The tests included moisture content, sieve analyses, atterberg limits, standard proctor and California bearing Ratio (3 pts). Field investigation and lab testing were evaluated with respect to the construction. The contents of the geotechnical engineering report consisted of a discussion of the site geology and subsurface conditions encountered, detailed test boring logs with a Boring Location Plan, results of soil testing, foundation recommendations with specific references to bearing capacity, settlement potential and seismicity and pavement and floor slab subgrade recommendations with specific reference to CBR value.

During the Design Documents (DD) phase, MFS’ site/civil team provided site plans that included the location of the site elements related to site improvements, utilities, grading, fencing, lighting and other items as necessary within the scope of the site/civil improvements.

The MFS structural team performed all necessary structural design calculations for the development of the structural cantilever slide gate foundations, pedestrian swing gate foundations and door stop foundations, turnstile post foundations, guard house slab-on-grade, an 8” thick reinforced concrete wall, crash rated bollard foundation, and new cable reinforced security fencing and foundations.


  • Owner:
    U.S. Armed Forces

Services Provided

  • MFS provides land surveying services throughout the tri-state area, specializing in site surveying, boundary surveys, topographical surveys, and utility surveys. One of the top surveying companies in NJ, we have extensive experience in real estate, infrastructure, utility, transportation and more.
  • MFS provides professional geotechnical engineering services including geotechnical investigation and subsurface exploration, soil engineering services, and permeability testing.
  • Our land development civil engineers help the client to manage the permitting process at all levels. Our site development approach simplifies the numerous moving parts, combining our in-house expertise from start to completion, including conceptual planning, landfill design, & stormwater management.
  • MFS provides professional structural engineering services, working closely with private and public clients and contractors to engineer cost-efficient and sound structural systems, providing design services, building assessments, and structural inspections.