Vibrocompaction Footing Size Change
Facility name: Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Project classification: Hospital – Vertical Expansion
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 3093200010
Lesson Learned number: 185
Impact: Schedule, Scope
Lesson Learned/Best Practice
In EDI, we found that the original specified vibro-compaction and smaller footings directly adjacent to the hospital would cause too many issues with the existing facility, so we wrote an RFI to change the footings to larger ones and eliminate the vibrocompaction at those footings. This is to avoid the effects of the vibration to the hospital. Footings are oversize to remove need for vibro underneath.
Suggested Actions for Future Projects
When planning to use vibro-compaction, consider proximity of existing facilities.
Vibro, Vibrocompaction, footings, foundations, existing
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