It will be constructed using recycled materials and engineered fill
from other major projects in the region, making the "new shore" the country's first 100% recycled park.
Each pier and abutment location was overexcavated and built back with engineered fill, distributing the load of the shallow spread or "floating" footers.
The bridge abutments were built on a shallow spread foundation bearing on 4 feet of engineered fill, compacted to 100 percent maximum dry density according to worldwide standards.
Off-site disposal costs were minimised by recycling demolition waste to produce an engineered fill
, burnt shale was used beneath areas of soft landscaping/leisure use and ground improvement techniques used to produce a stable platform for construction.
Almost 500,000 cubic yards of dredged materials were mixed with coal ash that, when placed at the central Pennsylvania site, hardened to form an engineered fill
with structural integrity, resistance to acid attack and very low permeability.
5 million, 32,000 square-foot building features salvaged brick and masonry, reused engineered fill
and foundations, a water conservation strategy that starts with dual-flush toilets, sustainable materials and sunlight harvesting through large low-e glass windows.
Using these open-pit clay mines from the brick industry as the location for the engineered fills
has several advantages, including the reclamation of previously unusable land and faster development timelines than siting a new off-site landfill.