- Office, retail, and industrial facilities including multi-story structures
- Medical and healthcare facilities
- Hospitality and hotel projects
- Telecommunication and utility structures
- DOD facilities
- Agricultural storage and processing structures
- Sewer and drainage infrastructure
- Transportation infrastructure such as bridges, highways, railroads, and airfield projects
- Fuel storage and processing facilities
- Recreation and entertainment facilities
- Land development and urban redevelopment
- Earth dams and levees
Typical geotechnical explorations consist of:
- Test borings to obtain geologic information and samples of the site soils.
- Laboratory tests to determine the relevant engineering properties of the various soil strata.
- A report of geotechnical engineering recommendations.
The number and depth of borings, drilling and sampling techniques, and methods of laboratory analysis are highly dependent on various project details. This includes the type of facility and proposed structural system, as well as site specific factors such as topography, geologic setting, and previous development activity.
Exploration report provisions for the owner/developer and his architect/engineer:
- An evaluation of the suitability of the site for the proposed project
- Design recommendations to accommodate the subsurface soil and ground water conditions identified in the study.
- Recommendations on foundation system alternatives, specific foundation design parameters, possible site improvement methods, earthwork compaction requirements, and pavement support.