Geotechnical Engineering

Our team investigates residential, commercial, industrial, heavy civil infrastructure, mining, and natural resource losses based on the sound application of science, geotechnical engineering and, most importantly, our expert engineering knowledge and judgment. We investigate all the stages of a project development potentially leading to a loss including inadequate subsurface characterization, limitations in the design approach, challenging construction processes and schedules, or contractual issues outside of natural processes and events during the service life of structures. In the more complex cases, we work in multidisciplinary teams with our in-house specialists in buildings, structures, environment, and materials to provide an unbiased, technical, and factual analysis of the incident, with a goal of helping our clients make educated decisions to achieve a timely resolution.


Geotechnical Investigations

Natural and man-made slopes

Reinforced slopes (soil nail walls, mechanically stabilized earth walls, etc.)

Cuts and excavations

Shoring and retaining walls

Dams and embankments

Tailings dams

Problematic soils

Shallow and deep foundations

Machine foundations

Solar farms foundations

Foundations construction

Bottom heave failures of deep excavations

Vibration damage to foundations and buildings

Flooding and drainage damage

Tunnel damage, grouting losses, settlement, collapse, flooding, and reconstruction


Contamination and soil clean-ups (hydrocarbons, heavy metals road salt)

Waste repositories (coal, tailings, sediments, etc.)


Water Resources Engineering

Water Resources Assessment

Stormwater Design

Hydrologic modeling and assessment from catchment scale to a river basin scale

Hydraulic Analysis

Watershed Modeling

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