VCSU Center for the Arts
- LocationValley City, North Dakota
- TimelineJuly - September 2020
Michels installed 234 driven piles for the Valley City State University's Center for the Arts. The project site had extensive soft to very soft clays with layers of loose sand that could not support the heady loads on the new concert hall.
The piles were 9-5/8 inches in diameter and were 80 feet in length. Each pile was filled with concrete and had 1 welded splice. Three pile driving analyzer (PDA) tests were completed on production piles to confirm capacity and establish driving criteria for the project.