Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania

The Perry World House, a new building on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, needed a sewer extension conforming to Philadelphia Water Department standards. To minimize impact to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, work needed to be performed at night with small, low-impact equipment.  Limited access and other site challenges further complicated the installation.

Project Summary:

  • Helical Pile Type: 1.75″ Square Shaft
  • # of Helical Piles: 10
  • Location: Philadelphia,PA 19104
  • Installation Depth: 25′
  • Equipment Used: Cat 305, 9K drive head
  • Challenge/Unique Aspect: Working on a school campus during the night and avoiding road closures
  • General Contractor: MECO constructors