Corestates Center Sports Complex


Date: July 1995

Duration: 5 Days


Mechanical-equipment foundation installation with strict settlement tolerances posed unique challenges to the foundation designers.

Project Summary:

  • Helical Pile Type: SS175
  • # of Helical Piles: 45
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Installation Depth: 25 ft
  • Equipment Used: 190 Dynahoe
  • Challenge/Unique Aspect: One was that the structure itself limited access for a timber-pile rig. The other was that the proximity of the underground piping raised concerns against the excessive
    vibration and possible heaving associated with pile driving.
  • Engineer/Architect: Bernard Schwartz and Associates
  • General Contractor: LF Driscoll