GEODesign provided geotechnical engineering and construction administration services for the redevelopment of the Admiral’s Row section of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The redevelopment included construction of four new structures, including New York City’s first Wegmans grocery store, and the renovation and restoration of one of the existing officer’s houses.
The Solutions Unearthed
- We developed and oversaw an extensive subsurface investigation that included 41 borings, 50 cone penetration tests (CPTs), and 8 groundwater monitoring wells.
- Due to a soft, organic soil layer up to 20’ thick, we recommended various driven pile options for the new building foundations. The design team ultimately selected 16 inch diameter Tapertube piles with capacities up to 120 tons.
- We performed investigations and settlement analyses for the renovation of the officer’s house and designed helical piles to support an elevator installed inside the building.
- We developed and oversaw an extensive test pile program that included dynamic pile testing with a PDA, six static compression load tests, and eight static lateral load tests.
Client: Steiner NYC