Pie Consulting & Engineering Monitors Denver Building Implosion

Arvada, Colorado – September 9, 2015 – Pie Consulting & Engineering (www.pieglobal.com), a leading provider of building and forensic science services, performed vibration and air overpressure monitoring during the implosion collapse of the old University of Colorado Hospital’s eight-story Biomedical Research building on August 29 in Denver.

implosionThe building is located at East Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, which is the site for a $419 million redevelopment project. The new development covers 26 acres and will feature apartments, retail shops, offices and a hotel.

Pie’s involvement with the project also has included performing pre- and post-condition surveys of targeted buildings bordering the demolition site, as well as stationary vibration monitoring and select manned vibration monitoring during various phases of the demolition. The nearly 30-second implosion was triggered by 170 charges.

“We have been excited and honored to be a part of the Continuum/Saunders project team on such a unique urban redevelopment project for the City of Denver.  This component of the demolition was a huge milestone for the team,” Matthew Blackmer, Vice President of Forensic Sciences.

Pie also will provide design phase consultation and potentially construction phase quality assurance and field performance testing as the site is redeveloped over the next five years.

About Pie Consulting & Engineering

Pie Consulting & Engineering is a leading global provider of building and forensic science experts who provide a comprehensive and diverse range of engineering, rehabilitative design, consulting, enclosure commissioning (BECx), construction management, and field performance testing services. Founded in 1999, we service our development, design, construction, insurance/claims, and legal professional clients globally from our headquarters in Colorado and multiple regional offices strategically positioned throughout the nation. Pie is a 2015 Colorado Companies to Watch winner. To learn more, visit www.pieglobal.com.