OWNER:                                           Economic Growth Corp

                                                           City of Detroit MI

 Contact                                             Will Tamminga

ENGINEER                                    HNTB

CONTRACTOR:                             Faust Corporation 

Contact:                                           Marc Faust 

                                                   

 

CONTRACT DETAILS

 

Contract Duration:                         9 Months      

 

 

SCOPE of WORK:             

 

This was a design/build project.  Faust Corporation designed and constructed approximately 1425 lineal feet of seawall along the Detroit River’s edge.  On completion of the project the seawall had to be capable of accommodating dockage of great lakes freighters.

                                             

                                               

Springwells Seawall

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

 

The construction of this project was at the Old Coke Plant.  The soils were contaminated and had to remain on site.  Existing seawalls and a water intake structure were removed to allow for the installation of 90 foot long sheets with a tie-back system 110 feet back.  An H-Pile concrete relieving platform was installed behind the seawall to allow for the placement and storage of 14,000 ton stone stockpiles.  100 Ton bollards and high strength plastic fenders were installed.  Over 50,000 cubic yards of material was excavated, handled and reinstalled.

 

UNIQUE SOLUTIONS:

 

While construction operations were proceeding, Faust Corporation had to employ unique scheduling and sequencing to allow for onsite construction of a cement storage facility and the continual operation of a barge transport terminal.  We designed and employed a unique H-Pile tieback system to allow for the installation of a “Ship Unloader” within ten feet of our seawall.

emoval of old concrete wall was problematic.  We needed to clear a minimum of 24 inches for the installation of the new sheet pile wall. The existing concrete wall ranged in thickness from 24’ to 52”.  To solve the problem an excavator, equipped with a breaker, was used to break away the wall in areas where the thickness was greater than 24 inches.

 

Springwells Design/Build Seawall

  

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