AFT completes another successful high capacity load test. Shown is our 1,500 ton top down static test system, setup in the median of busy Gandy Blvd in South Tampa. All part of the foundation construction by Kiewit for the new Lee Roy Selmon Expressway West Extension project. As usual, we utilized fully automated instrumentation for high precision measurements monitored from a safe distance away. Contact
AFT recently performed three Statnamic Load Tests for the FDOT bridge replacement project at SR80 Southern Blvd over the Intracoastal Waterway in West Palm Beach, Florida. The drilled shaft foundations for the new bridge utilize AFT’s manufactured tip grouting apparatus and base grouting to increase usable end bearing. The test program included pressure grouting of the drilled shaft tip via pre-installed grout apparatus, followed by
Simplicity and highly effective. AFT upgraded our lateral static load test capabilities with the addition of this 1,000 kip lateral test strut. Ideal for Drilled Shafts and Pile groups. Push or pull while allowing the pile head to freely rotate. Allows accurate back fitting of results to modeling programs. We apply fully automated precision electronic instrumentation above ground, embedment gages, and reusable downhole instruments for
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
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
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.
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.
Honolulu, Hawaii –The Honolulu Light Rail Project project is taking impressive shape. Applied Foundation Testing is proud to be a part of this landmark structure on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, supported on our post grouted drilled shafts. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. in conjunction with AFT used base grouting for the drilled shafts to reduce shaft length and increase constructability. AFT is also performing CSL testing and