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Ninetimes Article for Morris Shea Published in Deep Foundations Magazine
Foundation Contractor Teams with Ninetimes to Document West L.A. Soundstage Project
(June 11, 2018 – Sonoma County, CA) Ninetimes teamed with the staff at Morris Shea, a Birmingham, Alabama-based deep foundation contractor, to write the cover article for the May/June issue of DFI’s Deep Foundations Magazine. This informative narrative describes the highly-technical construction process employed by Morris Shea to install DeWaal DDP and PC-CIDH pile systems in an historic aircraft hanger in the West Los Angeles community of Playa Vista, California.
This unique building is being redeveloped for use as a state-of-the-art soundstage for the production of movies, television and online video. The hanger was initially used to fabricate and warehouse Howard Hughes’ massive troop transport airplane. The structure was later pressed into service for filming popular movies such as Avatar, Titanic, Iron Man and Star Trek.
Morris Shea installed more than 1000 DeWaal DDP piles and 400 PC-CIDH piles throughout the hanger complex. The Deep Foundations article chronicles the specialty contractor’s participation in the specification, installation and testing of the two piling systems. All project photographs incorporated in the article were provided by Morris Shea and Ninetimes team members.