Caribbean Construction Group hosts a group of geology, geotechnics, and foundation engineering experts. Our experts can act as consultants or perform pile testing and geotechnical monitoring onshore and offshore.

With these capabilities, we are ready to support the installation of deep foundations around the world. Services include:

  • SPT Testing
  • Soil Structure Interaction Monitoring
  • Soil Analysis
  • Project QA / QC
  • Predictions Pile Driving
  • Sonic Integrity Testing
  • Monitoring Vibrations
  • Pile Load Testing
  • PDA Pile Driving Analysis
  • Static Load Test
  • Dynamic Load Test
Marina Dock
Geotechnical survey

SPT Testing (Standard Penetration Test)

Standard Penetration Test (SPT) is a simple and low-cost testing procedure widely used in geotechnical investigation to determine the relative density and angle of shearing resistance of cohesionless soils and also the strength of stiff cohesive soils.

SPT Testing

Vibration Monitoring

Construction activities lead to vibrations on the
construction site.

Caribbean Construction Group uses a prediction model for levels of vibrations due to pile driving. This monitoring establishes an allowable threshold for the risk of damage or nuisance.

Vibration Monitor

Static Load Testing

Being the basis of all tests, Caribbean Construction Group performs static tests, both in compression and tension. Vertical, horizontal, or under any slope. Axial or lateral.

Caribbean Construction Group partners designed
equipment dedicated to this type of to obtain high-quality readings of load and settlement. The Static Load Test is especially suitable for:

  • Piles with relatively small capacity
  • To determine design factors for shaft and toe resistance
  • To determine long-displacement behaviour
  • Troubleshooting
Load Testing

Dynamic Load Testing

As an alternative to the Static Load Test, the Dynamic equivalent has positioned itself in the row of pile testing methods.

The main reason to perform Dynamic Load Testing is to obtain information about the pile behavior during (static) loading. The dynamic equivalent is much faster and less time-consuming than Static Load Testing. The application of DLT is especially suitable for the

  • Piles with high bearing capacities, where it’s hard to mobilize enough static force to load the pile statically up to failure
  • Prefabricated concrete piles, able to resist the high-impact stresses of the DLT
  • Piles with a homogeneous cross-section along the shaft
  • Offshore and Nearshore projects
Dynamic Load Drill

PDA Testing

Foundation piles have been installed since… well, since always! Even the Romans knew their pile driving!

That implies Quality Assurance requires measuring during driving PDA (Pile Driving Analysis) to check the installation process. For example: pile stresses, blow counts, and hammer performance. Both for impact hammers and vibratory hammers (VDA Vibratory Driving Analysis).

After driving, the bearing capacity will increase in time (aging, set-up). By measuring during a drive, the static pile/soil behavior and its static bearing capacity can be obtained by AllWave-DLT Signal Matching (DLT Dynamic Load Testing).

Sonic / Pile Integrity Testing

From the inventors of the Low Strain Dynamic Testing, to determine the integrity of piles. We have developed the first SIT equipment back in the 1960s. Based on experience in designing equipment, performing tests, and interpreting test results, We offer a state-of-the-art Pile Integrity
Testing monitoring system.

Drivability Studies Pile Driving

Pile Driving Predictions are performed to predict the pile, soil, and pile driving hammer (impact of vibratory) behavior during the installation of foundation piles. Doing this in advance, during the engineering stage, troubles during installation can be avoided.