Geotechnical Engineering

DSC_0190GROUND STRUCTURES ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS has several professionals who are well experienced in conventional geotechnical engineering. GROUND STRUCTURES principal objective is to optimize the natural site conditions for the benefit of the project and its intended use. Geotechnical engineering services offered include site reconnaissance, subsurface exploration, data analyses, engineering evaluation and design, and the development of quality control specifications.

Geotechnical engineering consulting services include:

  • Building Foundations
  • Earth and Rockfill Dams
  • Earthquake Analyses
  • Dynamically Loaded Foundations
  • Piled Foundations
  • Mine High walls
  • Mine Tailings Dams

These services are supplemented by a full service soil laboratory and drill rigs. The drill rigs are equipped to drill to depths of 150 feet into soil deposits and to recover both split spoon and Shelby tube samples. The drill rigs are also equipped to perform insitu shear strength determinations. The soil laboratory is equipped to perform several tests, including the following:

    • Triaxial Consolidated Drained and Undrained tests with Pore Pressure Measurements
    • Soil Permeability Tests
    • One-Dimensional Soil Consolidation Tests
    • Unconfined Compression Strength Tests
    • Particle Size Distribution
    • Specific Gravity Determination
    • Standard and Modified Proctor Moisture-Density Tests
    • California Bearing Ratio Determination

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