Geostructural Design

Geotechnical Engineering Services

It’s important to ask: What lies beneath? The soil is as complex as the structure it supports. We know that there is as much risk below the surface of a structure as there is above, and we’re prepared to help. ECS delivers geotechnical solutions for the most complex ground conditions and design challenges.

Our team-based approach to geotechnical engineering services integrates subsurface knowledge into your projects, so you can make informed decisions that are right for your needs. Let us know how we can help – contact us today.

Geotechnical Engineering Services

It’s important to ask: What lies beneath? The soil is as complex as the structure it supports. We know that there is as much risk below the surface of a structure as there is above, and we’re prepared to help. ECS delivers geotechnical solutions for the most complex ground conditions and design challenges.

Our team-based approach to geotechnical engineering services integrates subsurface knowledge into your projects, so you can make informed decisions that are right for your needs. Let us know how we can help – contact us today.

What Is Geotechnical Engineering?

Geotechnical engineering consultants use principles from physics and geology to build solid foundations for roads, buildings and other structures that will last for decades — it’s much more than dirt and concrete. In order to handle this process, they have to have an extraordinary range of skills. Geotechnical engineers must be able to do a great deal of field work as well as understand building materials and systems at a very basic level.

When completing construction of any kind, it is important to understand the properties of the site you intend to build on. Geotechnical engineering consultants analyze the site on which you’ll be building to determine ground and slope stability, load capacity and more.

Our geotechnical investigation services examine how a structure and the earth will interact with each other. Understanding this information is crucial to the integrity of your build, so hiring a professional for geotechnical engineering and testing early in the construction process can avoid complications. A geotechnical engineering consultant can help you determine what you need to do before construction to promote structural integrity, such as building a retaining wall.

What Is Geotechnical Engineering?

Geotechnical engineering consultants use principles from physics and geology to build solid foundations for roads, buildings and other structures that will last for decades — it’s much more than dirt and concrete. In order to handle this process, they have to have an extraordinary range of skills. Geotechnical engineers must be able to do a great deal of field work as well as understand building materials and systems at a very basic level.

When completing construction of any kind, it is important to understand the properties of the site you intend to build on. Geotechnical engineering consultants analyze the site on which you’ll be building to determine ground and slope stability, load capacity and more.

Our geotechnical investigation services examine how a structure and the earth will interact with each other. Understanding this information is crucial to the integrity of your build, so hiring a professional for geotechnical engineering and testing early in the construction process can avoid complications. A geotechnical engineering consultant can help you determine what you need to do before construction to promote structural integrity, such as building a retaining wall.

We’re in the business of helping you stay in yours; that’s why we provide a myriad of services to support your construction efforts. ECS offers multiple geotechnical services, including:

  • Subsurface Explorations, Assessments and Design incorporating our extensive subsurface database for local geologies
  • Geophysical Surveys including seismic refraction, electrical resistivity, refraction microtremor, SASW and ground-penetrating radar, as well as associated geotechnical engineering and design services
  • Geotechnical Construction Consulting to support construction projects, including value engineering review, sample testing, laboratory testing for soil modification and evaluation of foundation bearing conditions
  • Specialized In-situ (in place) Soil/Rock Testing utilizing the following methods: Pressuremeter (PMT), Cone Penetrometer (CPT), Dilatometer (DMT) to provide the project team with cost-effective recommendations for foundations supporting buildings and infrastructure
  • Reinforced Earth Structures, Slopes and Retention Design based on specific site conditions utilizing industry-leading analysis and design software
  • Deep Foundation Testing services using industry-leading devices such as the Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA), Cross Hole Sonic Logging (CSL) for drilled shaft testing and low-strain integrity testing using the Pile Integrity Tester (PIT)
  • Geotechnical Instrumentation for monitoring structure movement during construction including remote, automated total stations, scan stations, inclinometers, piezometers, extensometers, tilt meters, crack gauges and vibration monitoring
  • Geostructural Design for building elements containing soil-structure interaction such as soil nail walls, ground anchor supported retention systems, excavation support systems, micropiles, underpinning and soil improvement (aggregate pier designs, stone columns, vibro densification, grouting)

We’re in the business of helping you stay in yours; that’s why we provide a myriad of services to support your construction efforts. ECS offers multiple geotechnical services, including:

  • Subsurface Explorations, Assessments and Design incorporating our extensive subsurface database for local geologies
  • Geophysical Surveys including seismic refraction, electrical resistivity, refraction microtremor, SASW and ground-penetrating radar, as well as associated geotechnical engineering and design services
  • Geotechnical Construction Consulting to support construction projects, including value engineering review, sample testing, laboratory testing for soil modification and evaluation of foundation bearing conditions
  • Specialized In-situ (in place) Soil/Rock Testing utilizing the following methods: Pressuremeter (PMT), Cone Penetrometer (CPT), Dilatometer (DMT) to provide the project team with cost-effective recommendations for foundations supporting buildings and infrastructure
  • Reinforced Earth Structures, Slopes and Retention Design based on specific site conditions utilizing industry-leading analysis and design software
  • Deep Foundation Testing services using industry-leading devices such as the Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA), Cross Hole Sonic Logging (CSL) for drilled shaft testing and low-strain integrity testing using the Pile Integrity Tester (PIT)
  • Geotechnical Instrumentation for monitoring structure movement during construction including remote, automated total stations, scan stations, inclinometers, piezometers, extensometers, tilt meters, crack gauges and vibration monitoring
  • Geostructural Design for building elements containing soil-structure interaction such as soil nail walls, ground anchor supported retention systems, excavation support systems, micropiles, underpinning and soil improvement (aggregate pier designs, stone columns, vibro densification, grouting)

Why ECS?

A partnership with our geotechnical engineering company offers these advantages:

  • Expertise in each market
  • Advanced exploration capability
  • Industry-leading in-situ testing
  • Advanced geotechnical laboratory testing capability
  • Advanced proprietary geotechnical analysis systems
  • Proven geotechnical value engineering professionals
  • Award-winning, sustainability-focused reinforced earth design professionals
  • Soil/rock to structure interaction modeling using finite element methods

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Why ECS?

A partnership with our geotechnical engineering company offers these advantages:

  • Expertise in each market
  • Advanced exploration capability
  • Industry-leading in-situ testing
  • Advanced geotechnical laboratory testing capability
  • Advanced proprietary geotechnical analysis systems
  • Proven geotechnical value engineering professionals
  • Award-winning, sustainability-focused reinforced earth design professionals
  • Soil/rock to structure interaction modeling using finite element methods

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Work With ECS for Geotechnical Construction Consulting

Successful projects are built on solid foundations. Our geotechnical engineering services are engineered to help you stay on schedule and within budget, from beginning to end — from detailed proposals, thorough investigations and written reports, our experienced team collaborates with you to help make every project a success.

ECS is proud to offer individualized attention and geotechnical services backed by industry expertise. Please contact us today with your questions or request a quote.

Successful projects are built on solid foundations. Our geotechnical engineering services are engineered to help you stay on schedule and within budget, from beginning to end — from detailed proposals, thorough investigations and written reports, our experienced team collaborates with you to help make every project a success.

ECS is proud to offer individualized attention and geotechnical services backed by industry expertise. Please contact us today with your questions or request a quote.