Duke Cancer Center – Deep Excavation Shoring Project – Durham, NC

Deep Excavation Shoring Project Description:

Duke Cancer Center is a state-of-the-art medical facility constructed in the heart of the Duke Hospital Campus. Excavation for the basement required shoring due to tight site constraints working around an existing facility, highly trafficked patient drop off, an adjacent ongoing construction project and numerous below grade utilities.

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Subsurface designed and constructed a mixture of anchored soldier pile walls and soil nail walls to allow for the deep excavation in a highly congested hospital campus. We also used our driven soil nail system where feasible to reduce the overall shoring cost and duration.


  • 10 to 30 feet deep 6,000 sf of temporary soil nail wall
  • 9,000 sf of temporary cantilevered and anchored soldier pile wall

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