UC Davis - Veterinary Medicine Building 3A Foundation Stabilization

UC Davis Medicine Building 3A Post-Construction
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Period of Performance: 
January, 2003 to December, 2003
Project Description: 

The intent of proposed work was to construct soil-cement columns to strengthen weak and potentially liquefiable soils beneath the to-be-constructed building foundation in order to substantially reduce the risk of earthquake induced ground movement sufficient to result in foundation failure. The soil-cement column elements are expected to resist ground movement in shear, and steel pile inserts were incorporated to provide a high level of assurance of column continuity, strength and “ductility” in shear.


ADH provided observation of installation activities and representative sampling for the construction of over 200 36-inch diameter soil-cement columns to depths up to 40-feet below ground surface as part of a foundation stabilization program located at University of California, Davis campus in Davis, California. Observation and reporting procedures were performed in accordance with the requirements specified by Rutherford & Chekene.