Project Overview

The project consists of a mass excavation and shoring system for the basement of one of the largest subterranean/green roof dining halls on the east coast.  This project includes dewatering using a well-point system and the use of H-beams and lagging for the shoring system.  Erosion control, site grading, roof drains, storm sewer, bio-retention, site finishes, concrete curb and sidewalks, and hot mix paving are also part of the project.

  • 10,000 CY of excavation

Key Challenges

  • Cramped site conditions call for precise scheduling and mobilization of suppliers to get materials in and out.
  • Consistent and heavy precipitation requires creative solutions and diligent oversight from both the project manager and site superintendent.

Project Details

Project:University of Delaware Academy Street Dining & Residence Hall (ASDR) Mass Excavation

Client:Whiting Turner

Design Professional:CDA Engineering

Location:Newark, DE


Job Size:$1 - $3 Million

Duration:2 Years