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Geotechnical Investigation – Temple Hills, MD

In Prince Georges County, Maryland, FTG routinely provides Special Inspection services as the Geotechnical Inspector of Record (GIR). One such project is a new self-storage project in Temple Hills, Maryland. In response to conditions encountered during construction, FTG teamed with the Geotechnical Engineer of Record ATC Group of Columbia, Maryland to assist in forging a …

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Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments, Sykesville, MD

Real estate transaction screens, Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA), were conducted by FTG for a limited partnership in an effort to finalize the property sale for a mixed use facility in Sykesville, Maryland. Zoned for industrial purposes, the site inspection allowed our Environmental Scientist, Patrick Spehnkouch, to see what, if any, current risks to …

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Quality System Management, the Hallmark of Foundation Test Group

Within construction, quality management is the system used to deliver user safety. It assures that buildings are built to code and that users will be safe inside them. Quality assurance and quality control together build quality systems management. QSM helps inspection processes move smoothly. Without proper oversee and application, a project might not be built …

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Freedom Road Bridge – Butler County, PA

Our team is on site to perform quality assurance testing for drilled shafts in the two abutments for a new bridge located on PennDOT’s ECMS 67185 SR 3020, Freedom Road over Interstate 76 in Butler County, Pennsylvania. FTG is performing both Crosshole Sonic Logging (CSL) and Thermal Integrity Profile (TIP) testing for McCrossin Foundations. Testing …

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Sailfish Bridge – Montgomery, NY

When last minute requests for load testing, CSL testing and drilled shaft inspection came in, Contractor Petillo New York and Drilled Shaft Contractor Precision Drilling knew where to look. When given the parameters of testing, Foundation Test Group designed a test program utilizing Apple dynamic testing, static lateral load testing, CSL and manned inspection of …

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COVID-19 Exposure Prevention and Protocol Plan

Foundation Test Group takes the health and safety of our employees extremely seriously. With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, we remain vigilant in mitigating the outbreak. We are a proud part of the construction industry, which many have deemed “essential” during this declared National Emergency. In …

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Harry Nice Bridge – Construction Phase in Newburg, MD

Geotechnical instrumentation monitoring has entered the Construction Phase at the Harry Nice Bridge project as pre-cast concrete pile driving is underway. A combination of 140+ instruments including seismographs, tilt sensors, strain gauges, and structural monitoring prisms with automated total stations are currently being utilized to monitor existing bridge performance. In Other FTG News FTG Holiday …

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