Underground Success

by Joel Dellaria, P.E., (M.ASCE), Structural Engineer; Roselle, IL,
Brett Zitny, S.E., (M.ASCE), Project Engineer; Roselle, IL,
, P.E.

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2016, Vol. 86, Issue 3, Pg. 64-71

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Complicated by the proximity of numerous existing structures and a high groundwater table, a deep excavation for a new research center on the campus of the University of Chicago relied on a diaphragm wall for the earth retention system and permanent foundation wall. Tiebacks and internal bracing were among the techniques required to support the excavation, while micropiles, tie-downs, and jet grouting were used to underpin adjacent university buildings.

Subject Headings: Underground structures | Excavation | Colleges and universities | Diaphragm walls | Existing buildings | Water table | Diaphragms (structural)

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