Micropile Work on the FDR Bridge

Editor: Debbie Reaney 

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest, most destructive, and strongest hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season. It completely devastated the Northeast region, particularly New York City, its suburbs, and Long Island. Sandy's impacts included the flooding of the New York City Subway system, of many suburban communities, and of all road tunnels entering Manhattan except the Lincoln Tunnel. Forty-Four individuals lost their lives and $19 Million in damages to homes, were just two of the dreadful aftermaths of the storm. New York City quickly got to work to create a plan to safeguard the coast from future flooding. The East Side Coastal Resiliency Project aims to offer protection to significant infrastructure and to keep 110,000 lives safe with the creation of a 2.4-mile flood plan including floodgates and floodwalls built right into the fabric of the community.

Portions of the foundation work for the ESCR were completed by Posillico Inc. While working under the FDR Bridge, on the east side of Manhattan, Posillico Civil Atlantic Pile JV encountered a few unique job challenges. Understanding how to select the proper equipment can make or break the project; with this in mind the industry experts at Posillico Civil Atlantic Pile JV turned to ICE® to provide the proper drill and tooling equipment to accomplish the work. By purchasing and utilizing a Comacchio MC8D drill rig, Tecniwell TW700 Jet Grout, and Tecniwell TWM40 Grout Mixing Plant, PCAP JV was able to fill in foundation holes with the rig. After sheet piles were driven, the high-power jet grout pump plugs any gaps surrounding the piles. This method allows for a strong driven pile foundation which is finished off by the grout. The Comacchio MC8D, a versatile and powerful hydraulic drilling rig, designed for civil engineering works such as micropiles, anchors and ground improvement in general will be used throughout the job for many different applications, as the scope of the project is so vast.

The East Side Coastal Resiliency Project will ensure a future that is flood free, thanks to strong foundations that are put in place by this team of engineers and construction experts. Congratulations to Posillico Civil Atlantic Pile JV on the purchase of a new MC8D Comacchio drill rig and jet grouting tools. ICE® is proud to provide your team with the equipment necessary to complete this job quickly and safely. 

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Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations  
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc  
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