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 foundation. Working with a geotechnical engineer is the only way to gain a true understanding of the subsurface conditions at your site, develop a flexible plan to accommodate, and ensure the foundation of your building is sound.

With that in mind, you may be wondering if all geotechnical engineering firms are the same. Below, we will discuss what our team does that makes us unique, and how we can benefit you on your next project.

What Does Our Geotechnical Engineering Firm Do?

While the goal of any good geotechnical engineering firm is to provide clear insight into site conditions and make recommendations for how to create a successful design, our team of multi-disciplinary experts can aid your project in a unique way. With global experience and national reach, our firm is a leader in geotechnical engineering in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and beyond. From soil sampling to seismic analysis and design, we can analyze and design plans for whatever unique qualities your site and project hold.

From major government projects to single-family home builds, we have seen it all and can provide guidance and affordable solutions at every stage of your project. Learn more about what makes Central Geotechnical Services, LLC the ideal partner below.

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What Makes Central Geotechnical Services, LLC Unique?

At Central Geotechnical Services, LLC, we have successfully taken on projects from all market segments and have a bevy of satisfied clients to tell the tale. In fact, about 75% of all our new work comes through referrals from satisfied customers and trusting geotechnical colleagues. Our client-centered approach allows us to provide a level of satisfaction that inspires our clients to recommend us when a need for a geotechnical engineering firm arises.

Anchored along the coast of the Pacific, our firm is on the cutting edge of geotechnical engineering in Portland, Anchorage, and across the world. From our Pacific Northwest base, our team has been able to successfully navigate projects from Alaska to Afghanistan. Whether you are at the exploration, design, or construction phase of your project, we can deliver results within your timeframe and budget. Our team can provide full-service geotechnical consultation or we can aid in the design of retaining walls, conduct compaction testing, and much more. Whatever your project demands, we have the experience needed to get the job done right.

Engineering Geology vs. Geotechnical Engineering

If you are assembling a team for your next project, it is important to have an understanding of what each member can bring to the table. While engineering geology and geotechnical engineering have overlaps and similarities, there are differences to note when comparing engineering geology vs. geotechnical engineering.

An engineering geologists’ primary discipline is geology, with training in geotechnical engineering and geoenvironmental education. A geotechnical engineer, on the other hand, has more primary experience approaching projects from an engineering perspective. This frame of approach is perhaps the most distinctive difference when looking at engineering geology vs. geotechnical engineering. An engineering geologist may have a penchant for sample collection and geological modeling, while a geotechnical engineer may be better suited to systematically interpret data from a site investigation and make plans accordingly.

We have both specialists on staff, ready to solve your geo-related needs.  Turning to Central Geotechnical Services, LLC allows you to benefit from working with a multidisciplinary team that can approach your project from all necessary perspectives.

Team Up With Central Geotechnical Services, LLC

As a CVE Verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned firm, we understand sacrifice and hard work. Our team will labor diligently to offer insightful guidance and ongoing recommendations to help you overcome the challenges of your project, while keeping your end goals in sight. Our diverse team has a wealth of experience from engineering, geology, geophysics, and beyond.

Through innovation and flexibility, we have earned the trust of our clients and have taken on innumerable projects from both the public and private sectors. We’ve been around the globe and back again, which allows us to leverage our experience in ways other geotechnical engineering firms simply can’t. Get in touch with us today to discuss your project.