Foundations

Parking Garage

Parking Garage

Scope

Michels installed 64 micropiles to construct a deep foundation system for an existing parking garage. The parking lot had a shallow foundation and was experiencing settlement.

Although a foundation system had already been selected for the project, Michels redesigned it to include lower capacity piles that utilized stock material and a more practical installation procedure. Michels used three drill rigs to install the new micropiles.

Through value engineering and the size of its equipment fleet, Michels was able to lower the cost of the project, decrease material lead time and expedite the installation of the new deep foundation system. As a result, the parking structure was put back into service in a timely manner and future damage to the facility was avoided.

Michels installed 26 micopiles with a 275 Kip capacity and 38 micropiles with a 100 Kip capacity. One micropile load test was performed for each of the designs. Both tests were completed successfully.

Projects

Michels installed caissons on a small site along the in downtown Chicago. The caissons ranged in diameter from 4 to 6 feet and were drilled to an average depth of 90 feet.

Foundations

River Point Plaza

Illinois

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River Point Plaza

Michels designed and built an Earth Retention System to provide global stability for a recreational and ski hill that had been experiencing multiple slope failures.

Foundations

Mont Du Lac

Wisconsin

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Mont Du Lac

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

Foundations

Sports Arena

Wisconsin

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Sports Arena

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