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Scope

Michels Construction, Inc. installed 400 LF of sheet piling and 992 pipe piles to support construction in downtown Milwaukee. Michels also used deep dynamic compaction to increase the bearing capacity and decrease settlement of under-consolidated soil on the 6.5-acre site.

  • Michels installed 400 LF of sheet piling and 992 pipe piles to support construction in downtown Milwaukee.
  • Michels installed 400 LF of sheet piling and 992 pipe piles to support construction in downtown Milwaukee.

Projects

Michels designed and installed an Earth Retention System (ERS) for a new pedestrian tunnel that was bored under three live Metra and Union Pacific rail lines.

Foundations

Metra Lombard Station

Illinois

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Metra Lombard Station

Michels worked in close proximity to live freight and pedestrian rail traffic and overhead rail signal lines to construct a temporary pedestrian train platform.

Foundations

Train Platform

Illinois

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Train Platform

Michels built caissons and installed H-pipes for the Torrence Avenue Bridge along the Grand Calumet River.

Foundations

IDOT Torrence Avenue

Illinois

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IDOT Torrence Avenue

Michels performed inbound and outbound structure construction.

Foundations

Lake Shore Drive

Illinois

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Lake Shore Drive

Michels scope of work is to install 242 drilled shafts to support the piers for anew bridge. The installation of the drilled shafts was completed with the simultaneous use of up to four drill rigs. Utilizing barges, 233 drilled shafts were installed in the river. Michels crews also installed 7-foot and 10-foot permanent steel casing into bedrock for each shaft.

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I-74 Mississippi River Bridge

Illinois

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I-74 Mississippi River Bridge

Michels constructed an underground water retention cistern inside of an occupied apartment  building. Due to historic water levels in Milwaukee, WI, a parking garage had been underwater and inaccessible since March of 2019.

Foundations

210 Water Street

Wisconsin

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210 Water Street

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