piling and pile testing at St Lucia Distillers

Piling and pile testing at St. Lucia Distillers

The CMS Group

Approach, Execution & Workmanship

The CMS Group established a regional presence by creating confidence in three distinct areas:

  • Our Approach
       - going above and beyond client requirements.
       - innovation in design.  Finding cost effective and reliable, well designed solutions, 
         using contemporary materials, technology and good science to achieve our goals.
  • Our Execution
       - Finding the right multi skilled team who love to get the job done and with precise             planning, on time and price. 
  • Our Workmanship
       - A top quality finish which speaks for itself.

Many projects across the region have already taken advantage of our simple, precise, flexible and 'quick to install' foundation system, which is as cost effective as it is reliable.

The Plug&Drive© Ductile Iron Pile System is paving the way for smarter, less cumbersome and wasteful construction techniques in the Caribbean.

Some of the reasons are:

  • Ease of Shipping. In 20ft. containers.
  • Low mobilisation costs. Simple, small scale equipment.
  • Fast installation. Piling Rates up to 200m per day per rig.
  • Cost effective. Saving up to 70% of traditional piling costs 
    of precast or steel encased concrete piling.
  • Flexible. Pile anywhere a 30 ton excavator can go. Piles can be driven less than a metre from existing structures and inside some buildings.
  • Environmentally Friendly. No spoil created. Low VibrationLess Noise.
  • Self Proving. A driven pile is a tested pile.
  • Immediate follow-on ConstructionNo site disruption.
  • Decades of proven success in foundations in and outside of the Caribbean.
  • Our experienced small crew operations function well, within COVID-19 protocols of social distancing and sanitation.  This is especially useful where time/ risk is of the essence.

What’s more, DIP has an incredibly wide scope of application:

  • Residential & Industrial buildings
  • Slender structures
  • Building Excavations
  • Civil Engineering works
  • Underpinning retaining walls
  • Pipe laying
  • Slope stabilisation
  • wherever a reliable foundation is required.

Please review our DIP Presentation:

We also provide dynamic and full scale static load testing for all kinds of piling 
according to ASTM D4945, D1143, D3689, D3966 or equivalents.

full scale tension testing at Distillery

full scale tension testing at Distillery

The CMS Group use current technology, design and engineering science to improve the construction environment and establish durable solutions for all of our projects.

We also enhance existing coastal and onshore developments with traditional timber piles and steel or vinyl sheet piling, re-establishing ‘at risk’ shorelines, reclaiming eroded areas and creating stable environments for new construction.

These adjustments create renewed coastal opportunities, well suited to the the region’s delicate island environments, while reducing the threats of rising sea levels and warmer waters, caused by global warming.

Emerald Pointe Groyne, TCI

Salacia House revetment, TCI

Our marine works encompasses beach reconstruction and nourishment using groynes and retaining structures to reduce erosion and encourage deposition of sand by reducing wave and current energy.

Our onshore construction work includes retaining structures to control unstable soil environments, such as hillsides and retaining walls.

Our beginnings grew from our marine work, constructing jetties and boat lifts, boat salvage and FADS, which laid the ground work for our flexible on and offshore group today.



Boat Lifts

Boat lifts

We invite you 
to review our work,
then contact us and discuss 
how the CMS Group 
can secure your foundations, 
your coast and your future, 
with smart construction.

Approach, Execution and Workmanship
The CMS Group established a regional presence by creating confidence in approach, execution and workmanship, being specialists in contemporary technology.
Making the Change in Regional Construction
There is little doubt that the world has changed and at The CMS Group, we are making the change in Regional Construction smarter with a positive impact.
Re-opening Construction Sites
The CMS Group work in many places throughout the Caribbean. Construction sites, closed due to COVID-19, are slowly reopening with new protocols.
Foundation Piling for St Lucia Distillers

CMS is in the final stages of completing the installation of 336 “dry-driven” Ductile Iron Piles to an average depth of 45 meters as the foundation of two new Rum Storage Warehouses at the Distillery site in Roseau, St Lucia.

Tanker moorings for St Lucia Distillers
CMS is in process of installing two heavy duty mooring bollards on Roseau Beach to improve the safety of mooring molasses tankers delivering to the Distillery.
Emerald Point Groyne TCI

CMDB recently completed the Emerald Point groyne in Providenciales, TCI.  The 600ft long terminal groyne was constructed to prevent coastal erosion of beach assets.  

Salacia House TCI

Salacia House, a beach front property in the Turks and Caicos Islands, required a revetment to reduce coastal erosion and enhanced beach access.

CMS Bathymetric Survey IGY Marina

CMS carried out a Bathymetric Survey for the channel entrance of IGY Marina, Rodney Bay, St Lucia.

Repairs to the RO intake Le Sport

Repairs to the submerged Reverse Osmosis, or 'RO' intake, which supplies seawater to the desalination system at Le Sport Hotel, St Lucia.

Sand and more for Glenconner Beach

Supply of sand for beach enhancement and concrete access road and jetty construction, for Glenconner Beach, Soufriere, St Lucia.

Timber Dock Marigot Bay

Construction of a timber dock in Marigot Bay, St. Lucia, using timber piles and decking.

Funicular Lift at Oasis Marigot

Reconstruction of the funicular lift, from Marigot Beach Club to Oasis Marigot Villas. The lift travels from 40ft., to 200ft. above sea level.