Geotechnical: Recommendations & Design

 

The subsurface model, analysis and evaluation are used by the geotechnical engineer to develop design and construction recommendations that are suitable for the specific subsurface conditions and project requirements. Services may include development of: design parameters (i.e. foundation bearing capacity); construction procedures (i.e. clay liner placement methods for a solid waste landfill); a complete set of design documents (i.e. plans and specifications for construction of a tied-back retaining wall); or others. Sound geotechnical design recommendations can greatly reduce project costs and improve new facility performance. The special design services provided by an accomplished geotechnical engineer are invaluable for any project involving structures support on or constructed with soil and rock. The cost of a first-rate geotechnical design is an investment in project performance. GEM provides geotechnical design services for a wide variety of elements including:

  • Foundations
    • Soil and Rock Bearing Footings
    • Friction and End-Bearing Piles and Caissons
    • Mats
  • Temporary and Permanent Retaining Structures
    • Basement Walls
    • Retaining Walls
    • Excavation Retention Systems
    • Pavement and Slab Subgrades
  • Soil Supported Slabs
  • Pavements
    • Roads
    • Parking Lots
    • Airfields
  • Karst Topography
    • Sinkholes
    • Springs
    • Weathered Rock
    • Caves
  • Soil Stabilization and Ground Improvement
    • Chemical
    • Geosynthetic
    • Grout
    • Aggregate
    • Dynamic
  • Liners and Caps
    • Landfills
    • Basins and Containment Structures
  • Embankments and Dams
  • Landslide Stabilization and Repair
  • Underpinning
  • Dewatering
  • Tunnels
  • Site class per IBC
  • Site Specific Seismic Hazard Analysis
  • Liquefaction susceptibility
  • Machine Foundations
  • Preparation of earthwork and foundation specifications
  • OHSA trenching and excavation assistance