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Fairmont Elementary School - WCCUSD

Key Features

  • Plan to demolish existing school buildings and construct five new school buildings

  • Proposed structures vary from 2,000-26,000 square feet in plan dimension 

Geotechnical Challenges

  • Close proximity to Hayward fault

  • Expansive near-surface soils

  • Undocumented fill underlying proposed building locations

  • Buried obstructions and chemically impacted soils

Innovative Solutions

  • Deep foundations extending through unsuitable materials

  • On-site infiltration system designed for storm water run-off

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