Fort Benning Martin Army Community Hospital

  • Columbus, Georgia


The Bottom Line:  Design-build assistance over 2-years included optimization of both final production pile lengths, and pile to pilecap connections.  Our ability to perform safe and quality work helped our client to save 4 weeks on production schedule.


Ease of Contracting:

HJ Foundation was contacted by Turner Construction to perform the installation of 1283 augered piles for the project.  HJ Foundation and the client quickly reached agreements and executed the contract for the work.  HJ Foundation was very quickly approved to perform the work by the Army Corps of Engineers.


Quality, Safety & Professionalism:HJ Foundation - augered piling columbus georgia

HJ Foundation’s in-house engineering team worked together with the design consultants to provide a design-build solution, and ultimately optimized the pile design for construction.  We successfully installed 3 load test piles and optimized required length of pile saving client and owner time and money.  Additionally, we optimized pile to pilecap connections to increase construction efficiency, again saving the client and other trades time and money.  Client and owner repeatedly commended HJ’s professionalism and high commitment to safe construction practices throughout the duration of project.

Guaranteed Schedule:

HJ Foundation committed to an aggressive production schedule on the project in order to meet our client’s schedule.  We committed to an 8-week schedule to install the first phase of 820-piles, and finished almost 3-weeks ahead of schedule. The second phase of 460-piles was performed with comparable safety, quality, and efficiency, completed 1-week ahead of schedule.

Services Provided:

  • 1280+ augered piles

  • 18-inch diameter (100-ton compression & 25-ton tension capacity)

Scope of Work:

  • Three compression load tests

  • Production pile installation including all grout

  • Tie and install reinforcing rebar cages

  • Stockpile all spoils for disposal

  • Shooting all grades and verification of all rebar cage elevations (Internal to HJ Foundation)


HJ Foundation - architectural view

Firms Involved on the Project:

  • Owner:  Department of the Army – Savannah District Corps of Engineers

  • Contractor:  Turner Universal

  • Engineer of Record:  Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.

  • Geotechnical Engineer:  Building & Earth Sciences

  • Inspections & Testing:  Building & Earth Sciences