Ground Modification for a 14-Story Structure Over a Deep Peat Depositby Thomas P. Venema, GME Consultants Inc, United States,
C. R. Waletzko, GME Consultants Inc, United States,
Frank J. Swekosky, GME Consultants Inc, United States,
Abstract: The foundation design and construction for a 14-story reinforced concrete office building northwest of Minneapolis is described. The building's geometry provided unusual foundation uplift forces. Evaluation of a pile foundation versus the ground modification techniques of Vibro-compaction/Vibro-replacement and spread footings is included. Removal of the peat and replacement of this organic soil with clean sand was used to support floor slab loads. Evaluation of the compacted soil was performed by the in-situ testing methods.
Subject Headings: Compacted soils | Pile foundations | Foundation design | Soil stabilization | Reinforced concrete | Building design | Commercial buildings | Foundation construction | North America | Minnesota | United States | Minneapolis
Services: Buy this book/Buy this article
Return to search