When complete, this 116-acre Far Rockaway, Queens development will include 1,650 units of housing with 1,320 affordable units, 10 multi-story mixed residential and commercial buildings, fill placement up to 10 feet, new roadways, new pedestrian and bicycle boardwalks, and environmental education areas. GEODesign was retained to provide a wide range of geotechnical engineering and construction support services.
The Solutions Unearthed
- GEODesign performed a subsurface investigation that included over 100 test borings and pavement cores, test pits, and percolation tests.
- Soft compressible soils were present and fill was placed to raise the existing grade approximately 4 to 10 feet. GEODesign provided several deep foundation alternative design and surcharge evaluations to assist the client in selecting the most cost effective foundation solutions.
- GEODesign provided construction services that included inspection of driven and drilled piles and pile load tests, fill placement and compaction services, and subgrade inspections.