Stadium Construction -- Preliminary Work

Sorry for the picture quality (better than I thought they’d turn out from a Crackberry at night) but these are two core drilling machines. They are getting samples so that they know what to expect when they start digging. One was on the upper field near the hill between the 2 fields (site of the actual football field) and the other was near the woods on the lower field where they plan to put the practice fields.




They once did drilling on our football field at Bayside and struck oil. Maybe the niners can strike gold.

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but remember… you hurt all those animals that inhabited the surrounding wetlands.

Also, don’t be surprised for them to take NUMEROUS cores. If they take less than 15 I’d be really surprised.

Tight work, 49RFootballNow.

Given what else is out in that area, I’d guess they are going to find rock and lots of it. I remember when the Charlotte Motor Speedway was being built (yes I’m that old). They ran into a solid massive rock formation near turns 3 and 4 and blasting delayed the project for months. Some of you geology majors may know of the rock that runs through the area out there and for many miles north and south. The formation has an official geological name, but I don’t know what it is.

I remember when they started on the Bioinformatics Building’s foundation they had to do blasting. I hope this is just a formality to make sure of what they already knew and factored into the budget for this project.

If that’s the case they may only do a few cores, essentially mapping out the extent of the rock.

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I’m so excited… I’m so exciteeeed!.. I’m so… SCARED!

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I like that. The only problem is “UNC” (the system) would claim the gold belonged to them, and we all know which school would wind up getting 95% of our gold.

the AD should put up a web cam…

hopefully this site will be bid unclassified where the contractor takes on the risk of how much rock is out there, not the school.

With the economy the way it is the bidder who assumes the least amount of rock will win the project. With construction costs running at about what they were running 20 years ago if any rock is found the grading sub will lose his ass, but the school will only be responsible for the contract price.

I’m worried more about drainage issues. We’ll have to have a very nice system under our artificial surface. That field, both upper and lower, stay wet in the Winter months. We’re going 15’ below the current surface level. Bet that’s the main reason we went with artificial turf in the first place.

hopefully this site will be bid unclassified where the contractor takes on the risk of how much rock is out there, not the school.

With the economy the way it is the bidder who assumes the least amount of rock will win the project. With construction costs running at about what they were running 20 years ago if any rock is found the grading sub will lose his ass, but the school will only be responsible for the contract price.[/quote]

I’m thinking there was a bunch of undercut and fill when the fields were built.

Well since I got everyone all riled up about stadium seats today I thought I’d go take a few more core drilling pictures to calm us back down.




hopefully this site will be bid unclassified where the contractor takes on the risk of how much rock is out there, not the school.

With the economy the way it is the bidder who assumes the least amount of rock will win the project. With construction costs running at about what they were running 20 years ago if any rock is found the grading sub will lose his ass, but the school will only be responsible for the contract price.[/quote]I heard this was the case when Halton was built. More rock than expected and the developer ended up going bankrupt. Some of the older people here may know if this is true, I heard it second hand.

hopefully this site will be bid unclassified where the contractor takes on the risk of how much rock is out there, not the school.

With the economy the way it is the bidder who assumes the least amount of rock will win the project. With construction costs running at about what they were running 20 years ago if any rock is found the grading sub will lose his ass, but the school will only be responsible for the contract price.[/quote]I heard this was the case when Halton was built. More rock than expected and the developer ended up going bankrupt. Some of the older people here may know if this is true, I heard it second hand.[/quote]

Bankrupt from 1 project’s results? :o

How much rock could that be? Were they not allowed to blast?

hopefully this site will be bid unclassified where the contractor takes on the risk of how much rock is out there, not the school.

With the economy the way it is the bidder who assumes the least amount of rock will win the project. With construction costs running at about what they were running 20 years ago if any rock is found the grading sub will lose his ass, but the school will only be responsible for the contract price.[/quote]I heard this was the case when Halton was built. More rock than expected and the developer ended up going bankrupt. Some of the older people here may know if this is true, I heard it second hand.[/quote]

Bankrupt from 1 project’s results? :o

How much rock could that be? Were they not allowed to blast?[/quote]The guy I talked to worked on Halton, bust he was also a notorious bullshitter. He said most of the hill was a giant rock and had to be blasted.

The first contractor on Halton did go bankrupt during construction but they had alot of projects go bad at once. The extra rock alone didn’t sink them.

This.