This procedure allows to set criteria at the moment of deciding on the viability of a project.
Aware of the technical specifications relating to the structures to be used, IPMA can carry out “in situ” testing of driving foundation structures.
In addition to conventional geotechnical investigations, that also adds far higher safety factors. This avoids that the insertion depth and the characteristics of the piles exceed the necessary requirements, preventing unnecessary cost increases.
Also, the preliminary viability study of the site together with the “in situ” tests help to ensure the optimization of the project.
By means of dynamic penetration testing, trial pits, soundings, pocket penetrometry, Vane testing, geophysics and the corresponding laboratory analysis of samples taken directly from the soil, a complete characterization of the site can be carried out.
At the same time, it is also possible to analyse the potential of the soil to cause corrosion to metallic structures, and thereby ensure the correct choice of structures to guarantee that they endure.
Based on the above, IPMA carries out an analysis in sequence of the phases detailed below: