Complex High-Rise Foundation Design and Construction
The substructure design and construction of a 60 story office tower in downtown Chicago is described. The presence of existing belled caissons on hardpan required use of filtered dewatering...

Design, Construction, and Load Testing of a High Capacity Caisson
This paper describes the large diameter caisson foundation for the upstream guidewall at the Lock and Dam No. 26 (Replacement) Project. The guidewall is supported on two rows of 6-foot...

Full Scale Caisson Load Test for the Milwaukee Center
Top-down procedures were proposed to construct four basement levels for a major high-rise building development in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Drilled caisson foundations were the preferred means...

A Lateral Load Test on Seven Foot Diameter Caissons
Seven foot (2.1 m) diameter caissons (drilled shafts) were designed to support a mainline eastbound bridge and an off-ramp of Interstate Highway 70 in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado. A lateral...

Caissons in Uplift in Sandy Soils
This paper describes the results of 10 full scale pullout tests conducted on short rigid caissons. Diameters ranged from 30 to 34 inches (760 to 860 mm) and lengths from 7 to 10 feet (2.1...

Geophysical and Nuclear Methods for Non-Destructive Evaluation of Caissons
Non-destructive testing techniques were used to confirm the concrete integrity on the caisson foundations for the 45-story Ohio Corporate Headquarters building in Cleveland, Ohio. The...

Pile-Drilled Caisson Combination for Foundation of High Rise Building
The analysis and evaluation of several alternatives for foundations of a high rise office building is presented, which resulted in the selection of a combination of high capacity piles...

Skin Friction Load Test for Caissons in Residual Soils
Results of a load test on a drilled pier are presented. The test was performed to measure only skin friction of a 36 inch (0.91 m) diameter shaft without support at the end. The load test...

Performance of High Capacity Caissons Founded on Decomposed Rock
The results of six load tests on large diameter caissons founded on decomposed rock are presented and analyzed. The caissons ranged from 1.5 m to 2.5 m in diameter and were 20 m to 23...

Port Engineering Development in Deep Water Area of Taiwan District, R. O. C.

Owner and Designer Advantages Derived from Use of Construction Consultant
There are two significant ways that an experienced construction consultant can assist both the owner and the designer/engineer in obtaining an economical and practical structure. Constructibility...

Karstic Foundation Problems Sunny Point Railroad
Active limestone sinkholes have been causing problems and affecting the operation of the access railroad to the Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point, North Carolina (MOTSU) since 1962....

Lateral Analysis of Drilled Piers Incorporating Soil Variability
In probabilistic studies, the mean or expected value of the parameter in question, along with its measured dispersion or standard deviation, are determined. In this study the Three Point...

Caissons Skirt a Tunnel
Exchange Place Center is a 490 ft, 30 story office tower built directly over the existing transportation hub in Jersey City, N.J., where trains and buses meet the PATH Tubes that carry...

Foundations and Excavations in Decomposed Rock of the Piedmont Province
The five papers in this volume deal with foundations and excavations in the Piedmont Province of the USA. This is a region underlain by very old metamorphic rocks that are overlain by...

F.E.M. Analysis of Mobile Arctic Caisson Island With Stochastic Material Properties
The paper examines how soil uncertainty influences the short term settlements and stresses of the Mobile Arctic Caisson on the original sea bed. Utilizing a two-dimensional plane strain...

Design of Wharf Facilities, Guam, M.I., to Accommodate Difficult Site Conditions
A wharf facility currently under construction in Guam, Mariana Islands, for the U. S. Navy utilizes precast concrete box caisson construction to satisfy difficult site conditions. To reduce...

Molikpaq Deployment at Tarsuit P-45
An overview is provided of the engineering considerations and approach to deployment of the Molikpaq. Topics addressed include site investigation, foundation preparation, berm construction,...

Overview of Artificial Island Design and Construction in the Arctic
An overview is provided of the design and construction of artificial islands in the Arctic. Since the early seventies more than 20 islands have been constructed in the Alaskan and Canadian...

Porewater Pressure in Clays Below Caisson Islands
Unfrozen lightly overconsolidated clays are a significant factor in the design and performance of exploration caisson retained islands in the Canadian Beaufort Sea. At two sites (Tarsiut...

 

 

 

 

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