Drilled shaft installation is underway for Morgan State University’s new Thurgood Marshall Hall! FTG has teamed with Atlantic Caisson and HCEA to implement a drilled shaft program that satisfies the structural demands of the building foundations. FTG technician, Kory Hart, leads the inspection of the Technique Shaft with downhole casing entry to confirm engineering design properties of the excavated rock sockets. With an approved Technique Shaft, the drilling means & methods are set for the production shaft installations.
A downhole inspection of socketed shafts, which includes visual and mechanical checks of the rock surface and structure composition, allow for field confirmation of the geological strength classification in comparison with the engineer’s recommendations for bearing & skin friction capacities. FTG has a widespread expertise in deep foundation testing & inspection that includes drilled shafts in dry or wet conditions. In addition to in-person installation inspections, FTG performs load testing, non-destructive shaft integrity testing, and downhole camera inspection including our Shaft Inspection Device (SID). As an experienced WBE partner on the MSU project, FTG is able to provide cost effective consultation on design parameters and drilling methods as changes in field conditions and construction abilities are encountered.