Geotechnical Engineering Services

We use advanced equipment and the latest methods in the field of soil and rock mechanics to investigate subsurface conditions and materials; determine the relevant physical/mechanical and chemical properties of these materials; evaluate the stability of natural and man-made slopes; assess risks posed by site conditions and construction activities; design earthworks and shallow / deep foundations. We supervise, inspect and monitor site conditions throughout construction and operations. Our engineers will determine and design the best and most cost effective type of foundation to suit the intended structures; improve soil conditions through advanced non-traditional ground improvement techniques, and provide simple to construct solutions to help guarantee a high quality job is constructed.
Our engineers and technologists have extensive geotechnical backgrounds and experience in the following areas:
  • Geotechnical investigations using traditional and advanced sampling equipment and procedures and in-situ soil and rock testing
  • Advanced geotechnical laboratory testing and modeling
  • Settlement modeling, analysis and monitoring
  • Slope stability analysis,  design, monitoring slope movements using advanced continuous monitoring equipment that can be accessed remotely
  • Retaining wall design using gravity wall systems, mechanical tie-back systems, reinforced soil systems
  • Shallow foundation assessments, analysis and design
  • Deep foundation analysis, design, testing and inspection of helical screw piles, micro pull down piles, dynamic pile testing of concrete, H section and pipe piles
  • Ground improvement design and consultation for construction on or over soft soils
  • Engineered fill design, construction recommendations, compaction testing and control for earthwork projects
  • pavement structure design based on groundwater conditions and subgrade modules
  • Aggregate resource assessments, design; permitting, operation consultation
  • Blasting design, pre-blast surveys and blast monitoring
  • Waste geotechnic design and inspection for new containment cells and closures for engineered municipal solid waste landfills and closures of old dumps
Typical projects include residential, commercial and industrial building foundation, dams, quarries/ pits, pipelines, highway bridge foundations, power plants, industrial plants and refineries, retention ponds, municipal roads, parking lots, commercial and industrial site development, liquid and solid waste facilities, etc.


No one understands the behaviour of earth materials better than we do.