Project Summary

Larco Investments Ltd., MCYH Multigenerational Housing Society

Geotechnical Engineering

Property, Buildings and Facilities

Project Description

This project is located in downtown Vancouver at the intersection of Richards Street and Drake Street. The development comprises a 42-storey, high-rise building founded over five underground parking levels. The development is proposed to provide social housing and includes urban mixed-use spaces for cultural, social and educational purposes.

The excavations depths required for construction of the underground levels of this development are ranging from approximately 14.6 to 19.8 metres below the existing site grades. The proposed shoring system along the north, east, and south portions of the site comprises installation of staggered, tie-back soil anchors, vertical steel elements (pipe piles along the north and south, and hollow bar anchors along the east), and reinforced shotcrete. The proposed shoring system along the west portion of the site comprises underpinning of the neighbouring building using shotcrete and soil anchors.

RAM’s Role

Horizon, a RAM company, was retained by Larco Investments Ltd. on behalf of MCYH Multigenerational Housing Society to provide temporary and permanent geotechnical services for this development.