U of A Foote Dome

In the spring of 2016, The University of Alberta was looking for a piling contractor that could manufacture and install Helical Pile solutions for their Foote Field Dome.

U of A Foote Dome

The final design required helical piles ranging from 20 to 26 feet in length with a helix thickness of 16. One hundred and four of the piles were 5/8 x 32, four were 5x8 x 24 and two were 5/8 x 18. The pile diameters ranging from 114mm to 273mm. The high bar for quality required a maximum lateral displacement of 20mm at top of pile. The piles were shipped to site and installed in May with a John Deere 350 series from 1,900 to 225,000 ft-lbs