Jesse Brown VA Hospital Addition


Department of Veteran Affairs

Project Description

The Jesse Brown VA Hospital located at the intersection of Ogden and Damen Avenues was under contract to add an electrical substation and second story to an existing portion of the structure. The soil conditions did not allow for the additional loading, and required enhancement to the existing foundation. In order to mitigate this problem, resistance piers were installed on each face of the existing foundation wall to a depth of approximately 50’ beneath the surface where the soil is strong enough to receive the additional building load.