Geotechnical is a branch of civil engineering that deals with the earth materials engineering behavior. It is the study of soil behavior under the influence of soil water interactions and loading forces. This knowledge is therefore utilized in the foundation design, clay liners, earth dams, retaining walls and geosynthetics for containment for containment of waste.
Geotechnical engineers have a variety of roles that could be something as little as support in temporary excavation or foundation designs to major tasks such as selection of highways and railways, to the heightened landfill disposal of wasted in key areas and contamination of groundwater. Hence, engineers in this field take part in the laboratory and field examinations to enable them to ascertain the engineering properties of the site’s soils and alternative geomaterials and their upcoming use in critically analyzing the current problem.
The advancement in computers and computational information enables us to easily anticipate the soil behavior as well as the soil water systems under a wide range of conditions. Today, the activities of geotechnical engineering have intertwined with that of Geoenvironmental engineering, therefore, establishing strategies that can help in the cleanup of contaminated groundwater as well as contaminated soils by developing systems meant for managing contaminated sites.
What Services do Our Geotechnical Engineers Provide?
The most important aspect in this field is in assessing the stability and strengths issues. In this regard, our team of experts are able to work closely with our contamination land experts when needed by designing solutions that are able to fully optimize your assets whether it’s property development or land divestment.
Certain factors bring about risks in geotechnical engineering. These include:
- Weak/soft ground
- Groundwater among others
Having all these risk factors assessed can enable you to get valid solutions to your restoration project or upcoming developments which will have a positive impact on your total project cost, increased value asset as well as optimized timescales.
Reporting is one key aspect when it comes to geotechnical engineering. In this case, geotechnical reporting is a powerful tool that’s used in communicating the condition of the site, design and recommended construction site design, construction personnel as well as building design.
When building a design project, site surveys are mainly aimed at giving detailed information on the water conditions, subsurface soil, and rocks. Our geotechnical engineers help in interpreting the information on the site investigations resulting in construction and design recommendations that are presented in the geotechnical report issued.
Yes, geotechnical reports vary depending on who is providing it. However, the rule of thumb is that a geotechnical report should have basic information such as:
- All subsurface exploration data is summarized and contains report on the subsurface soil profile, laboratory test results, groundwater information and exploration logs
- An analysis and interpretation of the established subsurface data
- Detailed recommendations for engineering design
- An analysis of conditions with anticipated problems and solutions
We perform geotechnical engineering and understand its importance especially when it comes to property development. Give us a ring and let us help you get the geotechnical services that you desire.