Going Deep II

Miami, Florida

The Southeast District Office of Malcolm Drilling recently completed the installation of a pile load test program for the Block G project in Downtown Miami. Block G is part 0f the Miami World-center development which encompasses approximately 30 acres making it one of the largest private master plan projects in the United States. Once completed, Block G consisting of Two 40+ story towers, will bring about 900 apartment units to the downtown Miami area.

Malcolm’s scope includes the installation of over 600 Augercast Piles, 18 and 30 inches in diameter and depths of up to 120 feet. Malcolm’s Southeast District recently took delivery of a brand new Kobelco 275 ton crawler crane. A new set of ICE lattice leads along with a Bauer high torque rotary will be used install the deep piles. The test program consists of three O-cell test piles (two arranged in a two pile tangent group configuration) along with one pile tested in compression, tension and laterally loaded as well. The O-cell piles were tested to a maximum load of 4,200 kips.

For more information, please contact Todd Hooper at thooper@malcolmdrilling.com.