Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

The design and construction of the Chiquita Brands maintenance facility over deep soft compressible river silts presented numerous challenges which necessitated innovative engineering solutions. Selection of a suitable building foundation system required the owner to assess both the costs and risks associated with the alternatives. The facility was designed to allow vertical settlement while minimizing operational constraints. This paper presents a case history of the use of strip drain/surcharge soil stabilization and a shallow mat foundation system as a successful cost efficient alternative to traditional deep foundation design. Engineering monitoring and consultation during the strip drain installation, soil surcharge period and building slab construction is discussed and demonstrates the importance of the review process and that the final phase of design occurs during construction.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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The design and construction of the Chiquita Brands maintenance facility over deep soft compressible river silts presented numerous challenges which necessitated innovative engineering solutions. Selection of a suitable building foundation system required the owner to assess both the costs and risks associated with the alternatives. The facility was designed to allow vertical settlement while minimizing operational constraints. This paper presents a case history of the use of strip drain/surcharge soil stabilization and a shallow mat foundation system as a successful cost efficient alternative to traditional deep foundation design. Engineering monitoring and consultation during the strip drain installation, soil surcharge period and building slab construction is discussed and demonstrates the importance of the review process and that the final phase of design occurs during construction.