Construction Today 2018 - Volume 16, Issue 3 - 109
GRYCON's biggest challenge
was to develop a plan for an
underground parking garage.
underground parking, which is not common in south Florida considering how close
the project is to the bay."
GRYCON's biggest challenge was developing an action plan for the underground
parking garage because the site conditions
were unknown until the excavation started.
"You really don't know what you will
run across until you start digging, so we
developed a very effective plan in terms of
how we would excavate, form, place and
finish the basement while holding back the
soil without using sheet piles, which is a
common and very expensive practice in this
condition," Helitzer adds. "Fortunately, by
analyzing the geotechnical report and the
structural drawings, we were able to offer a
unique value engineering design to raise the
entire building slab just a few feet, which
allowed us to utilize the natural stable soil,
which helped the project tremendously."
GRYCON spent the first three months excavating a giant hole on-site. "We are working in a very tight site, so we don't have
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