Week of September 25, 2017
By mid-week, the chilled water lines will be tied into the campus underground piping system. Other underground utilities work continues, including stormwater lines, the extension of a new water main, and rerouting existing water mains behind Turman Hall. Crews will continue to set H-piles, install wooden lagging, and drill for tiebacks as part of the retaining wall system (see photo: a line of steel H piles set by Raoul Hall.)
Additionally, work begins on the rammed aggregate piers! Crews will complete the first phase by mid-week and demobilize from the job site.
Finally, crews will be on site Saturday, September 30; we're still playing catch up from a few days of weather delays!
Question of the Week
What are RAPs and why are we using them in the CLC?
No, not the musical genre... RAPs, or Rammed Aggregate Piers, consist of uniformly graded stone installed using industrial-sized tampers to make extremely dense piers underground. Using a RAPs system improves the stability of the soil for installation of a building foundation. It also greatly reduces the need for excavation and removing ground or surface water from the site throughout construction. Learn more here!