SiteLink® Remote Testing Technology
Your bridge project is funded and ready to go. You need to have the foundations tested quickly and inexpensively so your project can move forward. Remote Testing with SiteLink Technology* is the answer.
What is SiteLink?
SiteLink is technology that enables engineers to conduct Dynamic Foundation Testing, as well as Thermal Integrity Profiling, Shaft Verticality and Volume, and Bottom Cleanliness testing from wherever they may be.
SiteLink offers a high tech solution to fast track construction. It eliminates scheduling conflicts and the travel of an engineer to the field to conduct the test, minimizing the time until report submittal. The engineer monitors the job remotely, using software that tracks and controls the pile test.
When Dynamic Foundation Testing is done with SiteLink Technology:
A Pile Driving Analyzer®(PDA) with all necessary instrumentation is sent to the field; it’s there when you need it. The construction crew is trained to set up the instrumentation and initiate SiteLink. A highly qualified PDA engineer performs the entire test from any location, in real time, exactly as if present on the job.
Thermal Integrity Profiling, Shaft Verticality and Volume, and Bottom Cleanliness testing are done similarly, with a qualified engineer coordinating with onsite individuals, and assessing the data in near real time. SiteLink Technology helps keep projects moving, saving time and money onsite.
*SiteLink requires TeamViewer software. Purchased separately from a third party.
The SiteLink Advantage
- Faster Testing
- Optimal scheduling
- Lower Cost
- No travel time or cost for the engineer
- More Tests Per Job
- More favorable factors of safety (LRFD*)
- Quick assessment of variable soil conditions
- Faster Decisions
- Uncompromised Testing Quality
* The AASHTO Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Bridge Design Specifications requires that foundations be designed for a Required Nominal Resistance that has to exceed the Factored Load divided by a Resistance Factor. Resistance Factors vary with the capacity verification method (static or dynamic test, wave equation or dynamic formula). LRFD allows for higher Resistance Factors when the number of pile tests is increased, thus allowing a more economical foundation design. Testing 100% of piles dynamically obtains the same favorable resistance factor as static testing in the AASHTO 2010 code.