Stone Columns / Dynamic Compaction
4100m2 – Stone Columns
2900m2 – Dynamic Compaction
The Oceanfront Park development was planned to be constructed at the end of Galbraith Road near Newport Beach in Squamish, BC adjacent to the water of Howe Sound. The development was proposed to infill the sub and intertidal areas south of the existing beach to create areas for public use. The total site area is approximately 13.5 acres and will include a public beach, wind sports, beach, recreation areas, public events, and public walkways.
The project site in general consists of dredged sand used as fill underlain by low plastic silt over fine to mediumgrained compact sand to silty sand. The groundwater level has been identified at elevations ranging from 0.0 to 0.5 m geodetic due to the proximity to the ocean.
The proposed park area when finished would create new slopes around the entire park with some locations showing the risk for flow failure as a result of liquefaction from a potential design earthquake.