Support of Excavation Challenges and Solutions at a Manhattan Excavation Site

by Ram M. Kasturi, P.E., (M.ASCE), Senior Geotechnical Engineer; Siefert Associates, LLC, Naugatuck, CT,,
Vincent A. Siefert, P.E., (M.ASCE), President, Owner; Siefert Associates, LLC, Naugatuck, CT,,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2014, Vol. 18, Issue 3, Pg. 46-47,49-50

Document Type: Feature article


This article discusses the challenges and alternate solutions encountered in 2012 during support of excavation operations at a medical center project site in Manhattan, NY. The project included construction of a new, multi-story medical building within a courtyard with excavation up to 25 ft below existing grade.

Subject Headings: Excavation | Construction sites | Project management | Mid-rise buildings | Health care facilities | Existing buildings | Buildings | New York | United States | New York City


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