Geotechnical Engineering Services

  • Prequalified by the Florida Department of Transportation for the following types of work: Group 9.1 (Soil Exploration) and Group 9.4 (Foundation Studies).

  • Evaluation of engineering uses and limitations of various soils encountered in Florida.

  • Settlement and bearing capacity analysis of shallow foundations, including individual spread footings, combined footings, continuous footings, mats, floating foundations, etc.

  • Settlement and bearing capacity analysis of landfill foundations.

  • Stability analysis of reinforced and unreinforced earth slopes with and without seepage forces.

  • Axial and lateral capacity analysis of sheet piles (including anchored sheet piles), driven piles, auger cast piles, pin piles, drilled shafts and other pile foundations.

  • Design of gravity, cantilevered, counterfort, and geogrid-reinforced retaining walls and braced excavations.

  • Stress-strain-strength modeling of elasto-plastic geologic media using finite element techniques.

  • Design for preloading (surcharge) of compressible organic materials (peat and muck).

  • Roadway soil surveys and pavement design, including soil stabilization methods.

  • Sinkhole investigations and remediation of subsidence due to sinkhole activity.

  • Analysis of loads on underground conduits and other buried structures.

  • Ground control and improvement techniques including soil stabilization, compaction grouting, chemical or permeation grouting, deep dynamic compaction, preloading, consolidation drainage, vertical screens, etc.

  • Drainage and dewatering plans for various soil conditions.

  • Designing with geosynthetics.

  • Embankment and earthen dam design and analysis.

  • Finite (large) strain settlement analysis of slurries.

  • Geotechnical considerations for lateral land development on poorly drained and well drained soils.
Hydro-geotechnical Engineering Services

  • Ground water/surface water interaction modeling, including continuous simulation modeling.

  • Ground water modeling of dewatering impacts of sand and limerock mines, artificial recharge projects (including slow-rate and rapid-rate wastewater land application systems), wellfield withdrawals, wetland dehydration and hydroperiod simulation, and other quantitative ground water impacts.

  • Surface water modeling of pre- and post-development drainage basins.

  • Hydrogeologic assessments for landfill permitting.

  • Ground water monitoring plans.

  • Expert witness testimony at Chap. 120 Administrative Hearings, public hearings, and civil trials.