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Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical engineering is fundamental to the construction of every structure, from renowned landmarks to local shopping plazas. At UES, our specialized geotechnical team actively contributes to shaping the built environment. We focus on delivering practical and cost-efficient solutions to support your projects.

With strategically positioned in-house drilling departments and certified geotechnical laboratories across our branches, we efficiently assist a diverse clientele, from initial explorations to final design phases. Our team members possess localized expertise in geography, regulatory compliance, and permitting procedures, ensuring effective project management across various municipalities. Additionally, we’ve obtained pre-qualification with state regulatory agencies to cater to your specific needs.

Our Geotechnical Services Include: 

Geotechnical & Foundation Engineering Studies
  • Geotech Construction Consulting & Recommendations
  • Geotech Engineering for Dewatering Operations
  • Geotech Evaluation
  • Preliminary Geotech Evaluation
  • Dynamic/Machine vibration analysis for foundations
  • Foundation Settlement; Magnitude & Time-Rate Pred
  • Soil Mapping & Classification
  • Geotech Instrumentation Install & Monitoring
  • Geotech/Subsidence Investigations
  • Value Engineering Analysis
  • Analytical Research Support
  • Percolation Tests
  • Site Feasibility Studies
  • Landfill Siting/Landfill Siting Pre-Qualification Assessment/Landfill Exploration
Geotechnical & Foundation Engineering Design
  • Foundation Recommendations/Design
  • Civil Site Development Recommendations
  • Earthwork & Grading Recommendations
  • Pavement Design
  • Deep Foundation Group Analyses
  • Deep Foundation Lateral Analyses
  • Deep Foundation Testing (PDA, CSL, PIT)
  • Displacement Pile Design
  • Driven Pile Design
  • Drilled Pier/Augercast Pile/Driven Pile Observation
  • Drilled Shaft Design
  • Strain Gauge Data Analysis
  • Crosshole Sonic Logging
  • Structural Recommendations
  • Underpinning analysis & design
  • Slab on grade design
  • Pavement Design, Analysis, & Evaluations
  • Helical Pile Design
  • Micropile Design
  • Pile Cap Design
  • Pile Driving Analysis (PDA)
  • Load Test Consulting (Static, Dynamic, Statnamic) - Design, Construction, Interpretation
  • Augercast Pile Design
  • Pile Dynamic Testing
  • Pile Integrity Testing
  • Wave Equation Analysis Program
Geotechnical Drilling
  • Subsurface Exploration (SPT, CPT, PMT, Auger Borings, Geoprobe, Muck Probes, Test Pits)
  • Drilling Services
  • Monitoring Well Installation/Decommissioning
  • Borrow Pit Studies
  • Drilled Pier Probing/Pilot Holes
  • Subsurface Geophysics
  • Subsurface Investigations
  • Direct Push Soil Sampling
  • Overwater Drilling
  • Cone Penetrometer Testing
  • Sonic Drilling & Well Installation
  • Percolation Tests
  • Sonic Drilling & Sampling
  • CPT Data Analysis (Standard Properties & Liquefaction Analysis)
  • Test Pit Evaluation
  • Muck Probes & Mapping

Learn More about Our Drilling Capabilities

Expert Witness Testimony & Litigation Support
  • Answers & Preparation of Interrogatories
  • Case & Project Documentation Discovery/Review
  • Direct Litigation Assistance
  • Doc for Attorneys & Expert Testimony Providers
  • Expert Testimony & Litigation Support
  • Frye Analysis of Scientific Reports
  • Peer Review
  • Trial Graphics & Exhibits
  • Neutral Evaluation
Sinkholes & Geologic Hazards Assessments
  • Site Assessment & Characterization
  • Acid Producing Rock (APR) Treatment
  • Compaction/Cap Grouting Design & Interpretation
  • Rock Fall Mitigation (Bolting/Mesh/Catchment Design)
  • Settlement Analysis & Evaluations
  • Sinkhole Assessment/Evaluation & Remediation Design
  • Sub-Slab Depressurization (SSD) Cause & Origin
Ground Improvement Method Recommendation
  • 2-D & 3-D Finite Element Analysis of Geotechnical Structures
  • Stone Column Design
  • Surcharging Recommendations
  • Soil Mixing / Deep Soil Mixing
  • Rigid Inclusion/Controlled Modulus Column/Drilled Displacement Column (DDC) Design
Groundwater & Stormwater Retention/Detention Analysis
  • Groundwater Control Mechanisms
  • Groundwater Investigation/Modeling
  • Groundwater Potentiometers
  • Exfiltration Analysis
  • Stormwater Evaluation
  • Underdrain Evaluation & Design
  • Septic Design
  • Permeability Evaluations
  • Groundwater Seepage Evaluations & Mitigation Recommendations
  • Seepage Analysis
  • Seepage Modeling
Retaining Wall Analysis or Design
  • Retaining Wall Design
  • Cast in Place Concrete Wall Design
  • MSE /CMU Wall Design
  • Counterfort/Buttress Wall Design
  • Earth Retaining Structure Design & Analysis
  • Pile & Lagging Wall Design
  • Shoring Design
  • Soil Nail Wall Design
  • Secant & Tangent Pile Wall Design
Seismic Design & Analysis
  • Seismic Analysis
  • Seismic Loading/Liquefaction Design for Deep Foundations
Slope Stability, Levees, Embankment & Dams
  • Earth Dam Design
  • Cofferdam Design
  • Dams, Levees, & Embankment Evaluations
  • Slope Failure & Landslide Analysis
  • Streambank Stabilization
  • Slope Failure Investigation/Remediation
  • Slope Stability Analysis
  • Distressed Slope Remediation (Buttress, Shaft/Pile Stabilization)
  • Reinforced Soil Slope Design

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