Location: San Antonio, TX

The UHS New Tower Project is one component of the UHS Capital Improvement Program scheduled to be completed in 2014. The New Tower consisted of 364 drilled shaft foundations that support the new 12 story hospital facility and canopy structures. The average drilled shaft length was 70 ft. with the diameters ranging from 24 to 72 inch. The majority (70%) of the drilled shafts were installed inside of a 30 ft. deep mass excavation.

The fast-tracked project schedule and the limited access at the site required a detailed installation schedule so all trades could productively work in the mass excavation.

CONTRACTOR: ZVL Joint Venture (Zachry Construction, Layton Construction, Vaughn Construction)

OWNER: University Health System