Publication Abstract




Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, 2020 - ONLINE , (DFI)

2100 L Street Underpinning & Support of Excavation
Charles R. Conlon, Matthew J. Niermann

This paper presents the underpinning and excavation support systems used for construction at 2100 L Street in Washington, DC. The excavation for the proposed building extended below bedrock, which presented significant challenges for underpinning the historic Stevens School, constructed in the late 1800's. The Stevens School was underpinned using several techniques consisting of soil mixing below an unreinforced foundation, traditional hand-dug pits to rock, micropiles below rock, and bracket piles. The excavation support system for the remainder of the project consisted of soldier piles and lagging supported laterally by tiebacks and braces. Shotcrete and rock bolts supported the exposed bedrock. This paper will discuss the design, construction and monitoring results.


 article #3693; publication #1073 (AM-2020)