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With over 40 years of experience, we can provide assistance in developing the right solution for any geotechnical application you may have. Our track record of providing innovative solutions to complex problems has made Utraco the go to contractor for geotechnical works.
Utraco was established in 1977 as a drilling contractor primarily in the business of drilling and installation of water wells.
Within five years, we carved a niche as a Specialist Contractor in Geotechnical Engineering.
Today, we specialise in developing solutions for complex geotechnical problems.
To provide Cost Effective & Quality Service in Geotechnical and Structural Solutions with specialised design and build capabilities.
The vision of Utraco Group is to grow into a trusted Singapore brand synonymous with quality and integrity. We believe we will succeed in view of our innovative and positive approach in all endeavors.
We will ensure consistent quality and on-time completion of works
At Utraco, employees’ safety and well being is the first consideration in the operation of the business. We strive to create a culture of safety through regular training, site audits, general safety meetings and regular review of job procedures. Our objective is to provide a safe workplace for all Utraco team members.
The Management is committed to prevent injury and ill health by:
- Ensuring that employees’ safety will be the first consideration in the operation of the business.
- Ensuring that each employee is adequately trained and comply with the relevant statutory and regulatory requirements, codes of practices and the Company’s safety procedure in order to carry out his work safely.
- Ensuring that equipment and materials are maintained in safe working conditions.
- Providing safe and healthy working environment inclusive of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all employees.
- Instilling and promoting safety consciousness in every worker in the Company.
- Taking steps to ensure that safety messages are disseminated to all employees, sub-contractors as well as all visitors and vendors who are at the workplace.
- emphasing that each employee shall take personal responsibiltiy to prevent injury to himself and others.
Micropiles were conceived in Italy in the early 1950s, in response to the demand for innovative techniques for underpinning historical buildings damaged during the Second World War. What was needed was a reliable underpinning system that could support structural loads with minimal movement, and be able to be installed in access-restrictive environments with minimal disturbance to existing structures.
In the 1980s, Utraco was one of the first to carry out micropiling works in Singapore. With its first completed micropiling project at Emerald Hill.
Restricted or Limited Access Piling
Utraco is a specialist in restricted access situations, where conventional micropiling equipment cannot be used. Our range of custom build limited access drilling rigs allows us to work in areas inaccessible to others.
We are specialists in dealing with difficult ground conditions, poor access or limited space.
Soil Nailing is a geotechnical process that comprises of in situ reinforcement of soils and has a wide range of applications for stabilizing excavations and slopes. It works by reinforcing the ground in situ with relatively small, fully bonded inclusions, usually steel bars. These are then introduced into the soil mass, the face of which has been stabilised by sprayed concrete or concrete beams, and acts to produce an area of reinforced ground. This reinforced area then performs as a homogenous and resistant unit to support the loose ground behind it.
Ground anchors are a structural element installed in soils or rock, it is used to transmit an applied tensile load into the ground. The basic components of a grouted ground anchor include the anchorage, free stressing length and bond length.
Grout Mixed Piles
Grout Mix Pile is a soil improvement technique which is used to improve the strength of the sub-soil, it also can be used to increase the bearing capacity of the soil for supporting light structures. By mixing ordinary Portland cement with the soil, the soil strength is increased significantly. Grout mix pile is an alternative method to jet grouting for ground improvement.
Slopes are all around us in the urban environment, and the soil on some of these slopes may be inherently unstable. Movement of soil and rock down unstable slopes due to gravity is called mass wasting; surface movement resulting from the effects of wind and water is called erosion. Both processes can affect the safety of people living or working on or near slopes. Thus, engineering works are carried out to prevent slope failure.
Utraco has carried out numerous slope stablisation works through out Singapore.
Ground improvement is the process in which in situ soils are improved for the support of the foundations for structures. Ground improvement works are carried out to increase density, bearing capacity, shear or frictional strength.
Static Load Test
Static load testing is used to determine the bearing capacity of piles prior to the construction of a building.
The Kentledge method uses weights in load testing. Using this method massive weights are placed on a specially built platform. These weights bear down on the pile putting it under load. Gauges measure resistance, movement of the pile, and other readings to determine the capacity of the pile.
Pile Driving Analyser (PDA Test)
Dynamic load testing using Pile Driving Analyser (PDA) equipment is a high-strain non-destructive load test method. PDA equipment calculates the velocity and force signals obtained from accelerometers and strain transducers attached to the pile during driving. This data is then analysed to calculate the pile capacity. This test method is particularly attractive for very large, high capacity piles where the large capacity makes a static test extremely costly.
Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) System
Developed in the mid 1930s, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) structural composite technology has been used in various industries from aerospace to infrastructure. In the 1950s, FRP was used in the restoration of historical buildings. By the 1980s, FRP was being used in the rehabilitation of bridge columns, decks and beams, as well as tunnel and marine pier repairs.
Externally bonded FRP composites have become a cost effective and convenient material for rehabilitation of structures damaged by the environment or impact, or increase in load demand.
Utraco has completed numerous rehabilitation projects using FRP for HDB and LTA.
Equipment Maintenance and Fabrication
Our equipment department began as a single mechanic carrying out basic maintenance and repair work on drilling rigs.
Now, it has expanded to a team of over a dozen skilled and experienced technical personnel.
Whose duties include design, engineering and fabrication of custom drilling rigs and equipment.
Utraco’s ability to design and build custom equipment to carry out complex jobs, for our clients, is what makes us unique.
Utracon Structural System
Utracon is a strong 1000 staff specialist engineering firm.We employ more than 100 staff in our Singapore head office,the majority of them are deployed to support Utracon’s worldwide construction activities.
MARINE & OFFSHORE
Utraco Marine & Offshore involves in sea to land hoisting acivities for various clients in Batam.
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Marine & Offshore Engineering
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- Sea Front Load Out Facilities
- FPSO Topside Construction
- Structural Steel Fabrication
- Piping Spool FabricationSteam Boiler Maintenance
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