The foundation work for Health & Biomedical Sciences Building II is now underway. In late September, auger cast piles have begun to be put in place. This phase of work is scheduled to be completed by January 2016. 700 piles are being installed for HSBS II are drilled to a depth of 70 & 100 feet. The auger cast pile technique will ensure the strength and stability of this 9 story building while offering minimal noise and vibration disturbances to the nearby buildings during installation.
The auger cast pile method of construction is achieved by using a hollowed stemmed auger. Once drilled to a specified depth, the auger is slowly removed while concrete slurry is carefully pumped into the void. Before the concrete has cured, reinforcing steel bars are set into the pile.
For more information, visit the project page for Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 2, or contact Trent Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-743-5367.