Aston Martin Residences is the first luxury condominium in the world inspired by the Aston Martin Design team, traditionally known for its luxury sports cars. The 66-story residential tower will be located at 300 Biscayne Boulevard Way, one of the last available waterfront lots in Miami, with views of Miami’s skyline, Biscayne Bay, and the Miami River. NV5 is the geotechnical engineer on this project and is also providing construction materials testing and special inspection support.
The 816-foot tower is set to become the second tallest in Florida, behind only Brickell’s Panorama Tower. The building is supported on 36” augered cast-in-place piles designed by NV5, installed to a depth of approximately 125 feet. The piles are installed mostly as groups of tangent bundled elements (TBEs), with a few installed as individual piles. The use of the TBEs eliminated the need for individual pile caps, which was desirable given the very small site footprint for such a tall structure. NV5 also improved the ground condition using deep soil mixing, which not only increased the lateral capacity of the piles, but also allowed for excavations below the water table to be performed in the dry.
Now that the 12,000 CY concrete mat pour is complete, NV5 will perform concrete testing for the remaining 130,000 CY to be incorporated into the super structure. This will include modulus testing of high strength concrete, upwards of 12,000 psi in strength. Our services will include pile monitoring, pile load testing, concrete testing, soils testing, welding inspections, and post tensioning observations.