Historic Williams Brice StadiumMay 5, 2022
ICE® Comacchio Drill Rig creates mobilization improvements in historic stadium
Editor: Ashley Steele
Back in 1934, the Williams Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC was built to accommodate 17,400 spectators. The home of the University of South Carolina, Gamecocks, has been expanding ever since its conception and now accommodates more than 80,000 football fans on game day. Thanks to the most recent additions, this stadium will not only have more seating and food areas, but the new elevators and pedestrian walkway will accommodate fans with mobility challenges.
Contract Construction took on the first major ADA redesign improvements in 2019, after successfully completing the University's Football Operations Facility. Contract Construction understood the vital importance of getting every fan to their seats comfortably and safely. So, when it came time to install the foundation work for the new elevator shaft and pedestrian walkway, they turned to their partners, who are the leading experts in these highly specialized foundations, at TerraTec, Inc to ensure this was completed to perfection.
TerraTec, Inc worked with their ICE® representative to size the proper drilling equipment for this major undertaking. Both ICE® rental units, Comacchio MC8D Drill Rig and Techniwell 822D grout plant, were selected to effectively install 25 hollow bar micropiles 50 ft into the ground. The hollow bars were enforced during the drilling process with the grout from the ICE® rental Techniwell grout plant. This robust foundation for the elevator shaft will make the elevator installation worry free for the contractor. All construction teams want fans to focus on the Gamecocks winning, not on how they will manage the stairs. With this compassion in mind, they are working round the clock during the off season to ensure timelines are met. Overall, it is comforting to know the Comacchio MC8D drill rig was reliable and enabled this project portion to be finished on time.
Three Cheers to another successfully installed foundation to enhance all gamecock fans experience. Splendid work to the foundation experts at TerraTec, Inc. Thank you for choosing our team at ICE®.
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations
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