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...]

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...]

943 Helical Pipe Piles for an Active Fuel Dispensary With Sinkhole Activity

Helical Pile Installation at Fuel Dispensary Site

OVERVIEW: Lincoln Energy Solutions is increasing their fuel capacity at their fuel dispensary in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Biodiesel is one of the most common fuels they provide and when the project is complete, their capacity will increase from 500,000 gallons per week to 1.5 million gallons per … [Read more...]

NYC – 12.75″ Helical Pipe Piles for the former Leaning Tower of SOHO – Part 2

Preparing a Helical Pile at 74 Grand Street

OVERVIEW: If you didn't see the previous case study we published about this project, The Leaning Tower of SOHO, then allow us to bring you up to speed.  It may not have been as old or iconic as that other leaning tower over in Italy, but the 118-year-old co-op building that once stood at 74 Grand … [Read more...]

Bald Eagles Are Loving the Helical Pile

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OVERVIEW: A new 315-unit apartment and condo development is being built in Rochester, NY on a 26-acre parcel which borders county park land and the Irondequoit Bay. Aside from a bald eagle's nest, the site remained vacant and undeveloped for decades and was primarily used as a fill site for much of … [Read more...]