A Boring Story – How to Save 6 Weeks, 50 Foot, and $500,000.00

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By boring, we mean a soil boring plays a part in this story.  What isn’t boring is how the general contractor in this story reduced the pile depth from 80’ to 30’ and in turn, saved over $500,000.00 and shaved 6 weeks off the project schedule by using STELCOR DDM in lieu of a traditional piling … [Read more...]

NYC – 126 STELCOR® Micropiles to 75’ for a 14-Story Addition at Draper Hall

Stelcor Micropiles Used for Draper Hall

OVERVIEW: The 14-story Draper Hall, located between Metropolitan Hospital and the East River, combines new construction with substantial rehab to an existing structure. The tower footprint was expanded to allow for double loaded corridors, 201 apartments, and a community center for the city’s … [Read more...]

Cornell University – STELCOR® DDM for Increased Column Loading In The Historic Rand Hall

Stelcor Drilled-In Displacement Micropiles at Cornell University

OVERVIEW: The 100-year-old Rand Hall at Cornell University is undergoing significant changes.   The top two floors of the building are set to become the home of the new Mui Ho Fine Arts Library.  The new called for the column loads to be increased but it was also imperative that the structure of … [Read more...]

How to Save 1.12M Dollars and Not Have to Bulldoze a Building in Chicago

STELCOR® Test Pile Set for Drilling

OVERVIEW: In Chicago, a 60-foot tall movie theater was sold to a Banner Real Estate Group, who are converting it into a climate-controlled storage facility.  This project will add five floors to the building, as well as an addition for elevators, increasing the floor area to 97,349 square feet.  … [Read more...]