Memphis International Airport

Memphis International Airport

Situation: January 2013, Memphis, TN International Airport released a bid to Inman Construction for upper/linner structural upgrades to the front entrance of the airport. Inman Construction contacted Ram Jack of TN for a bid pertaining to 28 pre-construction piles to support the new columns Inman Construction were going to be installing. Ram Jack put together a bid and was awarded the job in March 2013.

Solution: Ram Jack of TN worked with Darin Willis, P.E. to design the piles per loads provided by A2H Engineers out of Memphis, TN. 2 7/8” double helical plates were installed with 7,800 foot-lbs of torque with 8”x8”x3/4” new construction brackets to support the required loads.

Conclusion: The piles were installed in 4 phases. All the piles had to be installed between the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Ram Jack of TN installed 6 to 8 piles per phase. The embedment depth of the piles ranged from 30’-40’ below grade. Piles were installed within 16 hours and everything went as planned. The inspector for A2H Engineers made the comment: “Another flawless job performed by Ram Jack.”


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