News & Events 2020
Construction of a new Movie Studio is underway in Brooklyn, NY
Construction of a new Movie Studio is underway in Brooklyn, NY! The site is bound by a Long Island Railroad storage lot to the north, the bustling Johnson Avenue to the south, a commercial building to the west, with a portion of the previously existing building remaining in the center of it all. GeoStructures is utilizing Geopier Impact® Pier elements to control settlement of column footings, wall footings and the slab on grade. Advancement of Impact Pier elements in the site’s historical fill containing brick, concrete, asphalt and other miscellaneous construction debris has proved to be particularly challenging. The solution to this problem is the implementation of pre-drilling methods, in which the soil is augered in advance of installing the Impact Pier. Pre-drilling is also being utilized to help minimize vibrations, while working in close proximity to the existing structures. Furthermore, in an effort to avoid undermining the existing Long Island Railroad tracks to the north of the site, a shallow grade beam foundation will be constructed along the length of the tracks. GeoStructures developed a design-build solution to support this shallow footing using Ductile Iron Piles (DIPs). DIPs provide both compressive and tensile structural capacity to help resist overturning of the shallow footing, while also supporting the structural loads.