Publication Abstract




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

Deflection-Based Design for the Capitol Crossing Support of Excavation
Harald P. Ludwig, Matthew J. Niermann

The support of excavation (SOE) for the Capitol Crossing project in Washington, DC consisted of a combination of soldier piles, lagging, tiebacks, braces, underpinning, single auger soil mixed (SASM) walls, micropiles, and a tiedback slurry wall. Over 130,000 square feet of SOE was installed with more than 1,300 tiebacks providing lateral support for excavation depths of up to 72 feet. Several structures including the Holy Rosary Church, the Bell Tower, the Casa Italiana, and a modern office building were supported by a combination of conventional hand dug underpinning pits, bracket piles, and stiff SASM walls. This paper will focus on the design and performance of the SOE adjacent to the Holy Rosary Church and the Bell Tower. Deflection-based design was used to estimate the movements of and limit damage to these structures. An extensive monitoring program was used to provide real time movement data. The results of this monitoring program will be discussed in terms of estimated movements versus actual movements.


 article #3695; publication #1073 (AM-2020)