PortSouth Bryla Distribution Facility

Carteret, NJ


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DESCRIPTION

Following demolition of an abandoned glass factory, construction of the all-new 460,000 sq. ft. building will span across more than 33 acres and feature modern construction with a flexible design in one of the most desirable industrial centers in the northeast. PortSouth Bryla is the future of industrial space, boasting up to 96 loading docks, direct access to rail, and a superb logistical location just off Exit 12 of the New Jersey Turnpike at Routes 1 & 9. The distribution facility will feature a sustainable, energy efficient and daylight filled building, anticipated to achieve a LEED Certified rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.

CHALLENGE

Due to existing fill, intermittent organic materials, and soft natural soils the site was not suitable to support building loads (columns from 64 to 289 kips, walls 6 KLF and a high slab load of 600 psf). Subsurface conditions generally consisted of 2 to 9 ft of fill soils comprised of loose to medium dense silty sand with debris-laden fill. The fill is underlain by medium stiff to very stiff glacial clay and silt.

SOLUTION

3842, 20-inch Impact® elements were installed in 34 days to depths ranging from 8 to 10 ft to support the columns, walls, and slab load. Despite the discovery of old concrete debris which needed to be removed, piers were installed ahead of schedule.


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OWNER

The Hampshire Companies - Hartford, CT

ARCHITECT

KSS Architect LLP - Philadelphia, PA

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Tishman Construction Corp - Newark, NJ

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

Harrison-Hamnett, P.C. Consulting Engineers - Pennington, NJ

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER

Geo-Technology Associates, Inc - Somerset, NJ

PRODUCTS

Geopier Impact® System


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