aftcell-mele-in-hawaii
October 31, 2017

AFTCell Mele in Hawaii

AFT is proud to be a part of the latest phase of the Honolulu Rail Transit project working with the JV of Shimick Traylor Granite. This is the third segment of the project known as the Airport Guideway and Stations Design Build Contract. It includes a 5.15-mile segment of elevated guideway and four stations all supported on Drilled Shaft foundations. AFT-Cell’s were used extensively on the project but

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.

base-grouted-drilled-shafts-for-honolulu-light-rail-project
November 30, 2015

Base Grouted Drilled Shafts for Honolulu Light Rail Project

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

aft-booth-at-dfi-40th-annual-conference-2015
October 12, 2015

AFT Booth at DFI 40th Annual Conference 2015

Oakland, California – The 40th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations took place October 12-14, 2015 at the Oakland Marriott City Center. AFT hosted a booth in the Exhibit Hall presenting its exciting new products and services including AFT-Cell®. Mike Muchard presented “USA State of Practice” – Post Grouting Methods” at the Workshop on Quality Assurance for Post-Grouted Drilled Shafts. 

aft-joins-sgl-constructors-on-i-4-ultimate-project
June 30, 2015

AFT joins SGL Constructors on I-4 Ultimate Project

Orlando, Florida – Applied Foundation Testing – is providing PDA testing and analysis services for this mega project. AFT has also set up an extensive web accessible remote vibration monitoring network. The I-4 Ultimate Project is over 21 miles of interstate through downtown Orlando. The project will involve 15 major interchanges, 53 new bridges and 74 bridge replacements. Thousands upon thousands of piles will be driven and tested. I-4 Mobility Partners