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Thursday, 12 July 2018 17:13

Geopier goes to Sodick, Inc. North American Headquarters with the Armorpact System

Geopier® used a combination of systems to support the proposed structure of a 1-story, high bay warehouse facility that houses 40,000 square feet of offi ce space, engineering operations, and warehouse space.

The structure is a 1-story, high bay warehouse facility that houses 40,000 square feet of offi ce space, engineering operations, and warehouse space. Typical column and wall loads are in the range of 150 kips and 4 kips per linear foot, respectively, and slab loads are up to 250 psf. The Geopier Rammed Aggregate Pier® System provided signifi cant cost savings and schedule advantages compared to traditional deep foundation systems.

Geopier® used a combination of systems to support the proposed structure. The column and wall foundations are supported on Armorpact® piers, a rigid inclusion system consisting of HDPE shells that provide confinement in the organic soils encountered at the project site. The more lightly loaded floor slabs are supported on Rampact® displacement piers. Approximately 400 pier elements were installed in 7 working days, which provided a substantial schedule benefit over the deep foundation alternative. Each RAP element has a diameter of 21 to 24 inches with shaft lengths of 7 to 15 feet. This project highlights Geopier Foundation Company’s ability to use multiple systems on a project to develop a cost-effective solution while still meeting the structural engineer’s settlement criteria.

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Source: Geopier

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