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Residential/Hospitality

Holiday Inn Express

Alexandria, VA

Description

A 55,000 sf Holiday Inn Express with 85 guestrooms, indoor pool, fitness center, meeting spaces, breakfast bar, and partial underground first floor.

Challenge

Creation of level usable land for parking and a hotel on a site with very steep slopes overlying unstable weak Marine Clay soils.

Solution

Design, furnish and installation of a 3900 sf 10 ft high post and panel wall in a cut to create parking near Route 1 for the hotel.  At hotel foundation locations a total of 84 twenty-four inch diameter and 20 ft deep drilled shafts were installed into Marine Clay to enhance the global stability.  To create flat usable land GCI designed, furnished and installed a 13,000 sf MSE Wall.  To meet the global stability requirements for the wall GCI designed and installed a total of 177 twenty-four inch and thirty-six inch diameter drilled shafts ranging from 30 to 50 ft into the Marine Clay at the face of the MSE Wall.

 

Owner

Old Towne Holding, LLC

General Contractor

IJS Corporation

Structural Engineer

Tri-Tek Engineering

Geotechnical Engineer

ECS Limited, Inc.

Product

Drilled Shafts

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