Location

New York, New York

Session Start Date

4-13-2004

Session End Date

4-17-2004

Abstract

The paper presents several geotechnical design and construction aspects of the Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant upgrade project in Brooklyn, New York. The plant is located in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, adjacent to the south embankment of Newtown Creek. The original plant was constructed in the 1960s and serves portions of Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) of the City of New York is in the process of upgrading the plant to meet current and future treatment requirements. The upgraded plant, which is scheduled for completion by 2013, will be one of the largest treatment facilities in the northeastern United States. It will include many of the original plant facilities, as well as new structures to be built at the plant at nearby locations acquired by the DEP for this project. The design of the project involved various significant aspects of geotechnical practice typically encountered with deep and shallow foundations, including design of a variety of pile types, a concrete mat foundation, dewatering, excavation support, vibration and settlement monitoring, seismic liquefaction studies, and vibro-compaction. Deep foundations included caissons, H-piles, pipe piles, minipiles and timber piles. Support of excavation combined use of secant and master pile walls, cantilevered sheet piling, and various methods of supporting sheet piling including tiebacks, rakers and cross-lot bracing.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-13-2004

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2004 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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The Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant Upgrade Project: A Geotechnical Treatment

New York, New York

The paper presents several geotechnical design and construction aspects of the Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant upgrade project in Brooklyn, New York. The plant is located in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, adjacent to the south embankment of Newtown Creek. The original plant was constructed in the 1960s and serves portions of Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) of the City of New York is in the process of upgrading the plant to meet current and future treatment requirements. The upgraded plant, which is scheduled for completion by 2013, will be one of the largest treatment facilities in the northeastern United States. It will include many of the original plant facilities, as well as new structures to be built at the plant at nearby locations acquired by the DEP for this project. The design of the project involved various significant aspects of geotechnical practice typically encountered with deep and shallow foundations, including design of a variety of pile types, a concrete mat foundation, dewatering, excavation support, vibration and settlement monitoring, seismic liquefaction studies, and vibro-compaction. Deep foundations included caissons, H-piles, pipe piles, minipiles and timber piles. Support of excavation combined use of secant and master pile walls, cantilevered sheet piling, and various methods of supporting sheet piling including tiebacks, rakers and cross-lot bracing.