Keller successfully completed low headroom auger cast piles on time and on budget while working around an aggressive, restricted college football schedule.
The project consisted of installing a deep foundation system to support the west end zone expansion of University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium in two phases; during football season and post-football season.
Auger cast piles were required to be installed to variable tip elevations in low headroom and restricted access conditions. The Georgia Bulldogs’ football schedule limited working hours and days throughout the season. Consequently, scope of work had to be completed in a highly congested site due to concurrent trades.
By coordinating with DPR Construction and other trades, HJ Foundation was able to successfully complete the scope of work with no impact to the football schedule. We installed a total of 281, 16-in.-diameter auger cast piles to refusal; 88 piles were installed under low headroom. Our deep foundation system was a ‘touchdown’ for the Bulldogs.