Bayshore Community Hospital

Project Details:

Owner: Hackensack Meridian Health
General Contractor: Dewberry Engineers
Date of Work: February 2020 - May 2020
Engineer: Dewberry Engineers
Approximate Key Quantities: Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC)® rigid inclusions - 656 EA


Project Overview:

Hackensack Meridian Health proposed the construction of a new emergency care center at Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ. The 32,000 sq-ft, one-story building would restructure the design of the hospital’s campus, while increasing its capacity to treat patients with emergency needs.
The new facility, to be built on a paved parking area, would provide space necessary for the medical staff to address the needs of the community in a comfortable and private environment. It would contain 35 private patient bays, swing space with capacity for pediatric care and new imaging equipment dedicated to emergency care center patients. There would also be an enlarged ambulance arrival area. Located on the Garden State Parkway side of the hospital’s campus, the new facility would treat an expected 55,000 people annually, while offering decreased wait times and increased efficiency.
Due to the loose and compressible nature of the soils at the site, Menard Group USA was contracted to provide ground improvement to support the new structure – the selected techniques were Controlled Modulus Column (CMC)® rigid inclusions and helical piles.

Ground Conditions:

The soils at the site consisted of intermixed layers of sand and clay, ranging from very loose to very dense sand and soft to hard silty clay. Beneath, at depths varying between 28 to 58 ft, medium dense to very dense sand with silt was encountered.


Menard’s ground improvement solution included the installation of 656 CMCs to an average depth of 21 ft and a maximum depth of 33 ft. Maximum design bearing pressures for the spread footings reached 8 ksf. The design provided for 1 in of post-construction settlement, meeting the performance criteria of the new emergency center.

In an area adjacent to the existing hospital, Menard’s rigs could not install CMCs due to the building’s overhang. In this location, 36 helical pileswere installed by Menard. Helical piles require smaller equipment than CMCs for installation.

To support a new emergency care center in Holmdel, NJ – which sits 43 miles from Manhattan – Menard installed CMCs with helical piles installed in areas with limited access.

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