Wagman Geotechnical Construction Project

Gettysburg College – Glatfelter Hall

  • Location

    Gettysburg, PA

  • Duration

    July 2013 - October 2013

Wagman completed a $540,000 contract for Glatfelter Hall Renovations on the campus of Gettysburg College. Glatfelter Hall was built in 1888, upon a field stone foundation wall that varied in thickness from 2-3 feet. Wagman’s Geotechnical Construction Services provided the required upgrades in the basement of the building, by underpinning the existing foundations in order to transfer the load of the building to the underpinning concrete and provide adequate capacity. The underpinning pits were performed in sequences. Each pit was dry-packed for 2 days following concrete placement.

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • Glatfelter Hall was built in 1888
  • 304 total underpinning pits were installed by hand
  • Each pit was approximately 3’W x 3’H x 3’D
  • Over 300 cubic yards of concrete were placed in underpinning pits
  • Work was performed utilizing air hammers, clay spades, mini-excavators and skid steers

Project Recognition

  • 2015 - Category C- 1 Historical Restoration - ABC Cumberland Valley Chapter