Field and Stream Store

Troy, Michigan

Field & Stream developed its first store in Michigan at the site of a former Circuit City at Oakland Mall. Development was challenged by deep organic soils which threatened to increase the cost of construction. G2 Consulting Group assisted both the property manager for Oakland Mall and Field and Stream to develop a cost effective solution which helped move the development forward. The store opened on schedule in March 2015.

Fast Facts

Project Owner

Field and Stream


Demolition of former Circuit City building followed by construction of a 49,500 square foot, single-story, slab-on-grade structure.

G2 Services Provided

Geotechnical investigation and engineering
Environmental waste characterization
Special inspections and testing


    • G2 performed a geotechnical investigation and environmental waste characterization for Oakland Mall’s property manager, Urban Retail Properties LLC. Deep organic fill soils were found within the building pad of the former Circuit City building. G2 identified two options for dealing with these soils: extending footings through the organic soils or removing the unsuitable organic soils within the foundation areas.
    • G2 performed the special inspections/testing for Field and Stream directly. To create additional cost savings, G2 provided recommendations for the use of lean concrete foundation extensions in lieu of extending footings through the unsuitable organic soils with regular concrete.
    • After performing extensive analyses, G2 determined that the existing organic fill could be left in for support of the floor slab creating a significant savings to the project.
    • G2 provided special inspections/testing for earthwork operations, utility backfill, foundations, floor slabs, masonry, structural steel, site pavement (asphalt and concrete).

Smart. Results. Fast. G2 worked closely with Oakland Mall’s property manager and Field and Stream, performing extensive geotechnical analyses to address difficult onsite soils, creating significant cost savings, and maintaining the grand opening target date.

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