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.