Project: Colorado State University Track

Fort Collins, Colorado

Innovation being a value of Colorado State University, they chose front runners in post-tensioned concrete (PTC) design and construction to replace the Jack Christiansen Running Track at their Fort Collins campus. Lamp Rynearson was selected by the owner’s representative, Benyon Sports, to be the local civil engineering firm on the team. Our engineers provided the site grading and drainage design, and assisted with site layout. The topographic and construction surveys were completed by our survey team.

The track first opened in 1989 and is named after Pro Football Hall of Famer Jack Christiansen, who was one of the top sprinters in program history. Less than 30 years later, the subbase needed to be replaced. Because of its unique and proprietary construction, this new PTC track has greater longevity and resiliency than a traditional asphalt base and is expected to last 50 years!

The PTC track subbase was installed and tensioned in October 2017. Surfacing of the track occured in the spring of 2018 to complete the project.