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Integrative Genomics Building (IGB) -  Lawrence Berkeley National Lab


Key Features 


  • New 77,000 gross square foot  research facility with site retaining walls, landscaping, paved parking and new access road

  • Modular utility plant (MUP) constructed on adjacent hillside


Geotechnical Challenges


  • Adjacent upslope landslide 

  • Steep slopes on south and east with existing 15 foot high retaining walls

  • Existing belled caissons and deep fills below the site


Innovative Solutions


  • Developed cost-effective foundation solution to fit the building's structural demands

  • Value engineered a micropile foundation system designed to transfer loads to the bedrock underlying the deep fill

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