L.K. Comstock and Company, Inc.
April 2017 - October 2017
- Installation of (36) 10 ¾ pressure mounted micro piles
- New signal building for MTA
- Surroundings included school, retail, and grocery stores with heavy pedestrian traffic
- Vehicular traffic
As part of the MTA’s signals upgrade on the elevated F train-line, Posillico was hired to install (36) 10 ¾ diameter pressure grouted micro piles to support a signal house at station level. The project took place in Brooklyn at the Kings Highway F train station, in proximity to several schools, ongoing traffic and retail activity.
WHAT MADE THIS JOB COMPLEX
The biggest hurdle in executing this project was the fact that the site was in a residential neighborhood with multiple schools within a few blocks of the working zone. This created timing constraints tied to noise, vibration, and other disturbances. The surrounding area consisted of retail and grocery with heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Working beneath the elevated subway system and MTA restrictions on pile installation added to the complex work environment.
HOW POSILLICO SOLVED IT
Extremely meticulous planning and execution, from the time of design all the way through the installation, were paramount to the success of this project. Posillico considered the various obstacles including logistics, as well as MTA guidelines and restrictions defined to avoid disturbance and maintain pile integrity and put together a thorough and detailed plan that was executed methodically and enabled the job to be completed safely and on time.