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Can We Wait for Construction Documents to Get a Geotech?

Any construction project requires diligent planning and thoughtful consideration at every step. While it may be tempting to get the process started and develop construction documents with little outside help or focus on the structure or architecture itself, having a geotechnical engineer on your side from the outset is critical in designing and completing a…

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Are All Geotechnical Engineers the Same?

When it’s time to break ground on a new project, working with an expert team is the best way to guarantee success. In construction, success means finishing a job on time and on budget. In order to meet these goals and build a structure that will stand the test of time, you need a solid…

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What is Soil Testing?

A solid foundation is the cornerstone of any successful construction project. In order to create a sustainable base for your build, you have to analyze the exact qualities and engineering parameters of the soil at your intended site. Understanding the elements and conditions present at your site will help to chart the course for the…

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What is a Site Investigation in Civil Engineering?

In order to properly plan and execute a project, an engineer must be well-informed about the surroundings of the job site. Understanding the physical characteristics and existing layout of soil materials is critical to successfully break ground on a new development. Often referred to as soil exploration, site investigation relies on a variety of field…

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How Long Does a Geotechnical Report Take?

Geotechnical reports can take anywhere between two weeks and two months to produce (or longer!), and there are many factors that can affect that timeline. If you are looking to begin a project where Clearing and Grading Permit applications have been submitted, a geotechnical report will very likely be required. Once you establish that a…

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Do I Need a Geotechnical Report?

If you’re planning a new construction project, you’ll probably need a geotechnical report — or, at minimum, getting a proper geotechnical report has the potential to reduce risk and save you money and time. Geotechnical reports are used to obtain information and data when proposing a plan for a new structure, or attempting to repair…

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Geotechnical Engineering Information

Geotechnical engineering is a complex field in which the smallest details can have the biggest impact. Because of this, understanding the importance of experienced geotechnical consulting can be intimidating — but it doesn’t have to be that way. We’re ready to do everything we can to help our clients understand the nuances of geotechnical engineering,…

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