A symbiotic relationship between the testing professional and the foundation contractor is vital to each other’s success. AH Beck Foundation Co., Inc. and AFT recently demonstrated this to deliver North Carolina DOT the successful execution of a very complex Bi-Directional Load Test Shaft with double levels of multiple AFT-Cell’s. The added test complexity assures the drilled shaft side resistance and base resistance is fully mobilized.
Out of all the civil engineering technologies, the Miniature Shaft Inspection device enjoys a unique position. Founded and first implemented in one of the major projects in Florida in 1986 by the Florida Department of Transportation, this dynamic device helped the structural engineering in finding out the depths of the subsoil that helped in the seamless construction of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Since then, this