HJ Foundation successfully completed low headroom auger cast piles on time and on budget while working around an aggressive, restricted college football schedule.

The project

The project consisted of installing a deep foundation system to support the west end zone expansion of University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium in two phases; during football season and post-football season.

The challenge

Auger cast piles were required to be installed to variable tip elevations in low headroom and restricted access conditions. The Georgia Bulldogs’ football schedule limited working hours and days throughout the season. Consequently, scope of work had to be completed in a highly congested site due to concurrent trades.

The solution

By coordinating with DPR Construction and other trades, HJ Foundation was able to successfully complete the scope of work with no impact to the football schedule. We installed a total of 281, 16-in.-diameter auger cast piles to refusal; 88 piles were installed under low headroom. Our deep foundation system was a ‘touchdown’ for the Bulldogs.

“We greatly appreciate the teamwork, coordination and tireless effort your crew put in to this job. We are pleased to have completed work with HJ on a high note. Thank you for being such an important partner in working toward the success of this project.”

John Taylor, General Super, DPR Construction

Project Facts

Owner

University of Georgia Athletic Association Inc.

Main Contractor(s)

DPR Construction

Keller Business Unit(s)

HJ Foundation

Engineer

Walter P. Moore and Associates Inc.