1Feb 2018

Kentucky Convention Center Soil Bearing Capacity Increase Video

By Robert Armstead

The Kentucky International Convention Center has been going through a major renovation, adding new conference space comprising of an entire city block.  Typically with extra space comes extra weight, and this is no different for this renovation project.  When needing to support more weight, choices become complex.  You can either demolish the entire structure and install new foundation supports, or you can reinforce the existing supports with soil bearing capacity increase methods.  

Ground Works saved time and money for the rehabilitation of the Kentucky International Convention Center by reinforcing the column supports utilizing an innovative compaction method. With partnership from Golder Associates, we increased the weight-bearing capacity of unconsolidated undocumented fill and expedited the completion of this project by approximately 6 months.