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Cal Aquatics - UC Berkeley Campus


Key Features 


  • Aquatic Center with three single-level buildings surrounding a  50-meter pool and dive tower

  • LEED silver criteria was implemented 


Geotechnical Challenges


  • Shallow groundwater 

  • Potential for hydrostatic uplift on the pool shell

  • Pool excavation adjacent to existing structures

  • Ancient creek bed underlying site, creating variable ground conditions


Innovative Solutions


  • Drilled pier foundations for the dive tower and shallow foundation excavations 

  • Remedial earthwork to replace undocumented fill and soft disturbed soil

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