The design of foundations demands a profound understanding of the superstructure’s anticipated load and the geological conditions supporting the foundation system. In this instance, the intricate saw-tooth patterned bedrock posed challenges, prompting the division of the foundation design into two systems—spread footings and deep concrete pile foundations. To mitigate potential issues arising from differential settlement at the interface of these systems, an expansion joint was strategically integrated throughout the entire seven-story structure. Structural components like elevator and stair cores significantly contribute to the building’s lateral strength. The exterior wall system, besides bearing weight, functions as perforated shear walls adept at resisting lateral loads.
The Lantern Organization
Vicinitas Hall comprises 68 units of affordable and supportive housing located in the East Tremont community in the Bronx. This seven-story 50,000-square-foot residential project was funded by the NYC Department of Housing, Preservation, and Development, and sponsored by the Lantern Organization. DRPILLA provided comprehensive geotechnical analysis and design of the deep foundations and structural system for the new masonry wall and concrete-slab building.
Designing Deep Foundations in Difficult Soil Conditions
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