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2024 July – Ryan Field Tour – 50 Participant Capacity

July 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Northwestern University Ryan Field
With Emphasis on the Deep Foundations and Earth Retention

Presented by: Michael Wysockey, Thatcher Foundations & Greg Cuttell, Turner Construction

Northwestern University’s Ryan Field is under construction in Evanston with the participation of several companies having CCHRB members, including: Turner, Walsh, Perkins & Will, Thornton Tomasetti, GEI, and Thatcher Foundations. Demolition is complete and the deep foundations and earth retention system are being installed.   The deep foundations are belled caissons bearing on hardpan approximately 80 feet below grade. The earth retention is a permanent system made up of steel sheet piling, soil anchors, and tie rods. When complete, the elevation of the field will be more than 20 feet below grade.

The program will consist of a site walk through to see the foundation drill rigs and installation techniques followed by a presentation of the stadium project overall with an emphasis on the deep foundation and earth retention design. In addition to the several service cranes and equipment, there have been 4 different caisson rigs, 2 sheet pile rigs, and 3 soil anchor rigs.  This is a job site tour, as a reminder proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be enforced, if you have a hard hat, bring it,  safety shoes, and high visibility vests are encouraged.  DO NOT WEAR OPEN TOE SHOES!

This meeting has a capacity limit of 50 participants and will take place at:

Ryan Field East Parking:
1501 Central Street,
Evanston, IL 60201

The committee meeting will convene at the usual time 5:00 pm in the Job Site Trailers with appetizers. At 5:30 pm the tour will take place followed by the presentation.  After, the attendees will have the opportunity to join on after hour social at a location to be determined.

Do you have a program you would like to share with the committee, please feel free to reach out to our program coordinator at jose.estrada@clarkdietrich.com


July 11
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Northwestern Ryan Field
1501 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60208 United States
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