small-bore-big-results
August 31, 2017

Smallbore = Big Results with AFT-Cell

AFT recently achieved a load test record for the Tampa Bay Area. To maximize the side resistance that could be mobilized in a test shaft, we worked with our client Case Atlantic and the geotechnical engineer Terracon to design a test shaft with the optimal diameter to test capacity. The team finally decided on a 3 foot (~1 m) diameter shaft, 94 feet (28.6 m) below

north-american-record-drill-shaft
March 31, 2017

North American Record Drilled Shaft at 340 feet

AFT together with Malcolm Drilling Company has recently accomplished what has never been done in the USA. Drilled shafts were installed to an astounding depth of 340 feet (104 meters) and load tested with our AFT-Cell Bi-Directional Load Test system. Two levels of AFT-Cell assemblies with three cells per level were used to apply test loads in excess of 30,000 kips. The new Oceanwide Center project in

static-load-testing-to-the-moon
June 23, 2016

Static Load Testing to the Moon

At an un-named lauch pad used for previous Shuttle and Apollo missions, AFT recently completed a series of complex static foundation load tests with our 1500 ton load frame. Ironically, you can see the full moon in the sky at left. When it comes to complex or routine conventional static load testing, you can turn to AFT for our unique testing capabilities.

using-our-test-method-resources
March 31, 2016

Using our Test Method Resources

When unexpected challenges come up during production pile installation, AFT can put your mind at ease with our array of load testing methods offered. AFT uses our testing resources to develop the best solution for the client. For this site, we used two test methods simultaneously to expedite decision making and move the project schedule. AFT brought our static load test frame configured for tension

aft-cell-completes-22000kips-load-test
March 5, 2016

AFT-Cell Completes 22,000 kip Load Test for Project Neon in Las Vegas

AFT achieved a personal best completing an amazing 22,000 kip load test with our new AFT-Cell Bi-Directional load cell. Pictured here is a high capacity, multiple AFT-Cell installation, for an 8 foot diameter drilled shaft. AFT is working with our long time client, Kiewit, and their drilled shaft subcontractor Hayward Baker to deliver another high quality foundation load testing program.

port-of-seattle-terminal-5-expansion
January 18, 2016

Port of Seattle Terminal 5 Expansion Project

Seattle, Washington – Gearing up for the Port of Seattle Terminal 5 Expansion pile load test program, AFT installed embedded strain gage instrumentation in piles at Concrete Technology Corporation’s first class casting yard in Tacoma, Washington. The pile load test program includes STATNAMIC™ testing of strain instrumented 24-inch octagonal piles with single piece lengths of 178 feet and 24-inch and 30-inch open end pipe piles with lengths over 170 feet.