Underground MRI Research Facility

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CADD files for an example foundation underpinning and excavation shoring
for MRI facility addition to existing medical building on a university campus. Installation of MRI unit required excavation of 14 feet depth in soft soils with ground water.Construction done inside an existing facility. Nearby existing footing foundations underpinned with Magnum push piers on alternating sides for increased lateral and rotational stability. Interior columns underpinned with multiple Magnum steel push piers. Helical tie-back anchors used for tie-back of staged shotcrete earth shoring system. Shotcrete reinforcing details and Magnum pier and anchor details provided. Installation specifications for staged excavation and staged stability provided. Excellent example showing importance of lateral bracing and evaluation of staged stability during construction.


The drawings and design(s) contained in these documents are based on a specific project, location, time, and soil profile for which they were prepared. Obviously, drawings and design requirements are highly dependent on project location, local practice, prevailing codes, and soil profile conditions. Some of the drawing examples are out of date and based on older codes and practices. These drawings and designs are examples intended to be used by design professionals for informational purposes only. Magnum Piering, Inc. makes no assertions as to the accuracy, completeness, compliance with any codes, or applicability of such information for any specific project or condition, nor do we purport the fitness of the designs shown for any intended purpose.

The Design Professional or Engineer of Record should use this information after some due diligence and edit and supplement them to suit any specific purpose. Design Professionals and Engineers are encouraged to contact Magnum Piering and Magnum Geo-Solutions with any questions about the example designs or to seek assistance with Magnum product selection and specification.

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