CivilPlus were required to complete multiple sheet pile driven retaining walls for the Townsville Hospital elevator shafts for the expansion of the emergency facility at Douglas. This was a design and construct project which was completed in early 2010. This required pre boring to depth prior to sheet piling to reduce vibration in the hospital surgical ward which required all stakeholders i.e. C+ / Thiess / Townsville Hospital Mgt /surgeons to work together to ensure patient care was paramount. Once the boring was complete the sheet piling was installed using the excavator and vibrating hammer to meet design. The excavation was then staged to allow for the installation of
the required bracing to support the sheet pile and applied loads from the hospital footings.