Berkeley Way West - UC Berkeley

 

Key Features 

 

  • Eight-story, 325,000 gross-square-foot academic building with retailretail on ground floor

  • Designed to meet U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Gold standard

 

Geotechnical Challenges 

 

  • Half a mile from Hayward fault

  • Extensive utilities and buried debris

  • Deep excavation near adjacent building

  • Groundwater table above bottom of excavations

 

Innovative Solutions

 

  • 94 micropiles used to resist seismic tensile and compressive loads

  • Thorough observation and inspection to ensure complete removal of all underground obstructions

  • Perimeter dewatering well system 

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A3GEO, Inc.   1331 Seventh Street, Unit E,  Berkeley, CA 94710 

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