MIT Modular Buildings


Date: 9/14/2018

Duration: 4 Days


Three modular buildings on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus needed to be relocated and helical piles were selected to provide foundation support.

Project Summary:

  • Helical Pile Type: 2875″.203 Pipe Piles
  • # of Helical Piles: 48
  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Installation Depth: 20′
  • Equipment Used: Caterpillar 205 with a 12K drive head and a digital torque Indicator
  • Challenge/Unique Aspect: An old brick foundation was encountered at the new site 4′ below grade. The old foundation needed to be demolished and the helicals installed through the subsurface brick/trash layer.
  • Engineer/Architect: Frank Harrigan from Vanaria & Sons
  • General Contractor: Michalczvk Modular