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The Aurora Highlands

Location: Aurora, CO

Overview: The Aurora Highlands development is a 4,000-acre master-planned residential, commercial, and mixed-use development located northeast of E-470 and East 26th Avenue in Aurora, Colorado. The project will include thousands of residences, a corporate and medical campus, mixed-use areas, neighborhood parks and recreation centers, and multiple schools. 


Services Provided: Geotechnical Investigation(s) and Construction Observations and Materials Testing (COMT) for utilities, roadways, bridges, channel improvements, recreation center, entry monuments, and other infrastructure.

Other related projects:

Barefoot Lakes

Barefoot Lakes is a 1,315-acre site in Firestone, CO. The rural site consists of large naturalized lakes in a reclaimed quarry and offers scenic views of the Rocky Mountains The concept was an authentic environment honoring experience for all residents. Geotechnical, environmental, structural engineering services were provided along with construction observation and materials testing.

The Canyons

The Canyons is a 1,270-acre master-planned residential community located southeast of I-25 and Hess Road in Castle Pines, Colorado. The project will include a total of 2,000 single and multi-family residences, neighborhood parks and an amenity village. CTL|Thompson provided the geotechnical Investigation(s) and Construction Observations and Materials Testing (COMT) for utilities, roadways, bridges, amenity center, residences, entry monuments, lift station, and other infrastructure.

Candelas Subdivision

Located in Arvada, Colorado, Candelas is a sustainable residential community that includes 191 acres of open space with 13.5 miles of recreational trails and multiple parks. There are many large homebuilders involved in the project. CTL|Thompson’s Denver office has been involved with the subdivision from the early stages, consulting with the project owner on environmental site assessments, geotechnical investigation, geological and mineral assessments, and subsurface water issues. Our Fort Collins office has since become involved in MSE retaining wall design and structural design for pedestrian bridge abutments.

Wildwing Subdivision

CTL|Thompson was contracted by multiple builders to conduct geotechnical investigations, prepare structural designs, and construction observation and materials testing (COMT). COMT tasks included soil compaction testing, footing observation, asphalt testing, reinforcing steel observation, concrete testing, masonry observation and testing, weld and bolt inspection, and fireproofing inspection.

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