Beginning the first week of June, two large cranes will be brought onto the construction site. One will be a large crawler crane with an attached drill rig. The second crane will be to support the drill operation.
The equipment will stand 220 feet tall and be used to install the new hospital’s foundation consisting of Auger Pressure Grouted (APG) Piles. Once assembled at the bottom of the excavation area, the crane’s boom will rise approximately 140 feet above the existing hospital’s helipad.
Because this is an auger pile drilling operation and not a pile driving one, the process will not produce any significant noise or vibrations.
Preparations will start in June, with production piles beginning in early July and continuing through the end of August.