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Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical engineering is a boundary value problem. Appropriate and well planned subsurface investigation program consisting of test boring, test pit, geophysical test, and laboratory test is the essence of good foundation design. Very detailed site specific geotechnical and geophysical data as well as a thorough understanding of  the local geologic environment are essential to the proper prediction of local site effects and seismic design. Highly variable geologic conditions along with a lack of strong ground motion recordings create uncertainty in predicting site response.

  • Site and Subsurface Investigation

    • Test Boring, Soil Sampling, Rock Coring, Test Pit

    • Geophysical Test, In-situ Test, and Laboratory Test

  • Geotechnical Design

    • Site Characterization

    • Engineering Properties of Rock and Soil

    • Soil Densification and Ground Improvement

    • Slope Stabilization

    • Ground Water Seepage Control and Modeling, Dewatering

    • Site Erosion Control

  • Geotechincal Analysis 

    • Commercial software used for engineering analysis, design, and report presentation including but not limited to:

    • Plaxis 2D/3D, SHAKE, SEEP/W, SLOPE/W

    • ALLPILE/LPILE/GROUP

    • GRLWEAP, DYNA/n

  • Soil-structure Interaction Analysis Using High End Modeling and Software

  • Geotechical Baseline Report

    • Engineering Evaluations and Recommendations

    • Construction Considerations

  • Site Specific Seismic Retrofit Analysis and Design

    • Develop Scope of Site Specific Geotechinical and Geophysical Field

    • Provide Engineering Evaluations and Recommendations Regarding Seismic Retrofit Design

  • Liquefaction Analysis

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