Retaining walls are essential structures that are used when there is a significant change in grading required over a short distance. They help prevent soil erosion and hold back earth. In geology, retaining walls are commonly used to prevent slope failures and landslides. They are also used to create usable land by leveling the ground.…Continue Reading
What To Do If You Have A Sinkhole
Sinkholes are a naturally occurring feature that can form in areas underlain by carbonate geology. They can be destructive and dangerous, and expensive to repair. For those construction managers looking to build in areas underlain by carbonate geology, it is always important to determine if sinkholes are present prior to beginning a project. What Causes…Continue Reading
What Are Geotechnical And Environmental Services?
Understanding the complexities of your construction project can be a struggle when certain problems arise. Geotechnical services can give you insight into the proper foundation that your project needs, the appropriate retention wall to build, earthworks, rock excavation, and groundwater control. Environmental services can help reduce the risks of environmental contamination and remedy the problem…Continue Reading
The Process Before A Building Can Be Constructed?
When you are planning a new construction project, many different steps need to be taken to ensure that your building is safe, functional, and up to code. Once a location is chosen for a new project, there are a variety of tests that need to be run on materials and construction techniques to ensure that…Continue Reading
How We Partner With Traditional Construction Companies
When it comes to hiring a special inspection agency to assist with your construction builds, traditional construction companies have found this relationship to be beneficial and an important partnership for success. Establishing this partnership gives your company insight into changes that may affect your work and an unbiased assessment of your project to help keep…Continue Reading
What Happens Before A Building Is Constructed?
Before a building is constructed, a process must be followed to assess the site. Engineers provide various preliminary planning services to ensure that projects proceed smoothly and efficiently. The preconstruction phase of a project defines the parameters of the building project, bringing to light any possible problems or issues that may affect the project as…Continue Reading
3 Things to Understand About Foundations Before Starting Construction
Before the construction of any project begins, the contractor must have a good understanding of the foundation system and the underlying soil conditions. As part of the preconstruction process, the engineers will perform a variety of tests and investigations to assess the ground conditions as well as any subsurface conditions that may affect the design…Continue Reading
What Makes a Retaining Wall Safe?
Retaining walls are not glamorous, but it can make or break a building or project. But what makes a retaining wall safe is the skill and experience of the engineers who assess, design, and oversee the construction. Whether it’s a landscape feature that is required for grading of a site or a major construction component…Continue Reading
When to Seek Out Environmental Services for Your Construction Needs
Building infrastructures requires an extensive amount of work. There are several factors to consider before the construction process begins, such as the design of the building, where it will be built, and who will be working on the project. However, there are certain areas where you need to seek assistance from someone with the necessary…Continue Reading
Geotechnical Investigations: What to Expect
One of the most important aspects in the planning of a construction project such as buildings, slopes, retaining walls, basins, landfills, excavation support, underpinning, roadways, and bridges is knowing the subsurface conditions. A geotechnical investigation allows engineers to do just that. Engineering designers will be able to make vital decisions concerning the critical aspects of…Continue Reading