Project Turnstile Data Center

Project Details:

Owner: Sidecat, LLC

General Contractor: Turner Construction Co./George J. Igel & Co., Inc.

Duration of Work: 2 months

Approximate Key Quantities: 21,275 Wick drains

Project Overview:

As part of a $1 billion investment in New Albany, OH, Facebook proposed the construction of five new data
centers, including multiple facilities totaling 500,000 sq ft. This construction project – known as Project Turnstile
— is, by far, the largest in New Albany history. When complete, the built-out data campus, which is located 18
miles from state capital Columbus, will employ more than 150 people.

Having purchased more than 440 acres of land in the city’s business park, further expansion by Facebook is
possible in the future.

For the proposed, 500,000 sq-ft NAO56 building — the third to be built at the site – Menard Group USA was
contracted to install wick drains that would accelerate consolidation of compressible clays beneath the fills
settlement.

Ground Conditions:

The site consists of fill soils, some chemically stabilized, and cohesive overburden soils which were generally
lower in strength at the lower site elevations.

Solution:

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