Installation of shoring for the project excavation to begin in February 2014

In preparation for the upcoming excavation work the installation of shoring around the perimeter of the new Hospital Replacement Wing (HRW) is scheduled to begin in late February. 

The shoring process will involve installing steel shoring beams, also called soldier piles, and wood lagging using an augering method to sink the beams into the ground.  On the HRW project the beams will be augered into the ground and not vibrated which is another common practice. It is anticipated that the pile augering process will not produce any significant vibrations through the ground and into the surrounding community areas.