In late 2017, Harris Teeter began construction of their largest prototype grocery store in New Bern, North Carolina, and TerraTech was selected to provide the construction testing and Special Inspection services for this high profile project. The building will have approximately 96,000 square feet under roof and will consist of a steel-frame and load‑bearing masonry structure supported on shallow foundations. Due to loose sands throughout the site, ground improvement techniques were required prior to building construction and generally consisted of the installation of vibro-piers to densify and strengthen the loose sands. TerraTech has or will perform foundation examinations, verification of locations of the vibro-piers, verification of reinforcing steel, concrete quality control and testing, masonry wall inspections and testing, verification and inspection of structural steel framing, and testing of pavement materials. The building is scheduled for completion in Summer 2018.