Don’s background before AFT included 5 years working in the Florida DOT District 3 Geotechnical Office and 3 years working for a private geotechnical consulting firm. Mike’s background before AFT included 7 years working for a private geotechnical consulting firm.
Don and Mike were involved in the early use of a new (at the time) technology called STATNAMIC™ Load Testing. AFT recognized the need for STATNAMIC in the deep foundation industry as an alternative to expensive static load testing. AFT formed and implemented a plan with the inventor, Bermingham Foundation Solutions, and became the exclusive STATNAMIC supplier for North America and the Caribbean. That agreement is
still in place today.
Don and Mike began educating engineers, contractors, and owners about STATNAMIC as well as investing continued research to its analysis methods. STATNAMIC soon became the staple service line of our company. STATNAMIC received widespread acceptance with its passing of an ASTM Standard in 2008. Along our 19+ year journey, we augmented Statnamic with other specialized foundation test methods such as Drilled Shaft Base Grouting, AFT-Cell Bi-Directional Load Testing, static load testing, dynamic testing (PDA), Crosshole Sonic Logging (CSL), Thermal Integrity Profiling (TIP) electronic modernized conduct of static load tests, instrumentation, Mini-SID, and many others.