The Venue at the Ballpark – Regions Field – Birmingham, AL

The Venue at the Ballpark is a 255-unit luxury condominium development in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The facility consists of five stories of wood framing over two stories of concrete parking. The Venue is built in a 1.8-acre site consisting of pinnacle rock formations. This challenge made the foundation design critical to the project. 

Subsurface Investigation

The Venue is located along a contact between the Ketona Dolomite formation and the Conasauga Formation. Based on the knowledge that geologic contacts typically result in poor rock quality, BECC performed over 100 air track borings to determine the depths to competent rock throughout the site. BECC complied the results and used 3D mapping software to illustrate the variance of competent rock throughout the site. The picture below illustrates the subsurface beneath the project. 

Project Scope

  • 255 Luxury Units
  • Project Cost – $25 Million
  • 5 Stories of Wood Framing over 2 levels of concrete parking and podium.

Foundation Design

Due to the variance of the of the bedrock beneath the site BECC developed a foundation plan consisting of micropiles, driven pipe piles, and modified driven piles. The piles ranged in lengths of 13 to 170 feet below the existing ground surface.