Ruby Memorial Hospital

Location: Morgantown, WV
Owner: West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.
General Contractor:Yates Construction
Date Complete: September 2014

This project included the installation of 81 building foundation caissons, ranging in diameter from 30" to 48" with lengths of up to 40' in hard shale bedrock.

The scope of work also included survey, spoils removal and rebar. The hard shale bedrock drilling was the easiest part of the project. It was the low-headroom drilling restriction of less than 23' to drill the caissons that posed the biggest challenge. A low-headroom drill kit was used to successfully complete the project.