Prior to 1999, our office was operated as a branch office of PSC Associates, Inc. (PSC), headquartered in San Francisco, CA. PSC was established in 1975, offering over 38 years of continued service in geotechnical, environmental, and construction management and materials testing services. PSC was the recipient of the Distinguished Award from AAAE in 1987 for its geotechnical work at SFO for the South Terminal Modernization Project from 1983 to 1987. PSC also received an award from CGEA in 2000 for its geotechnical work for the $900M San Francisco International Terminal Building/Complex consisting of a 7-story glass building and two boarding areas from 1994 to 2000.
PSC established a branch office in Honolulu in 1983 to handle the geotechnical work for the 600-acre Waikele Development Project consisting of a golf course, shopping center and home sites as well as various infrastructure and highway connectors and over-crossings. This project was completed in 1999. Other examples of projects PSC personnel have worked on are the geotechnical studies for the 40-story Centry Park Twin Towers; corrosion designs throughout Oahu for the Board Of Water Supply; various single and multi-family residential developments in Oahu and neighboring islands; various commercial and industrial structures, including construction materials, testing and inspection services for these projects.
PSC was the recipient of the 1999 Outstanding Project Award by the California Geotechnical Engineer Association (CGEA) for their geotechnical work on the H-3 Lower Halawa project. The project was supported on large diameter drilled shafts with full scale load tests, and was completed on-time and within budget through the efforts of PSC engineers, including the following: