Caissons were originally specified to support the structure at 300 Queens Drive. The Anchor Shoring Group of Companies proposed an alternative foundation system of auger cast (CFA) piles which resulted in a considerable cost saving to the owner.
Initially a test pile was installed and loaded to 200% of the design loading to confirm the design parameters for the site. Based on the results of this testing program it was established that a pile length of 50′ would be sufficient. The Anchor Group installed 741 auger cast piles at this site with a total drilled length of 44,555 lineal feet. Sonic testing was completed on each pile to verify its integrity.