Gas Station Geopier Layout
Kevin Franklin was the Project Manager for construction stakeout and geopier layout at a new Stop & Shop fueling facility. The first task was the recovery and positional verification of the survey control points set by the firm which provided the existing conditions plan. A specialty drilling contractor provided layout specifications and instructions for the assembly of the geopier-specific markers. After installation, geopiers provide for increased footing stability and decreased risk of uneven soil compaction/settlement. This project employed traditional total station and differential leveling techniques to set 103 of these markers in accordance with the 1⁄2-inch positional tolerance, over the course of 2 field days. Additionally, this work called for layout of miscellaneous site features as well as setting bolt patterns to support the canopy columns.