Geotechnical Engineering2020-05-20T23:03:23+00:00

Geotechnical Engineering

Austin Engineering’s geotechnical engineers are focused on solving design, construction, and rehabilitation challenges so clients can move forward with a solid understanding of project safety and ground conditions.

By pairing cutting-edge site investigation technology with tried-and-true experience, the team brings unparalleled expertise to the entire geotechnical spectrum—from planning, investigation, and design to execution and quality control.

Our seismic analysis is generated from our in-house hydraulics lab, and our slope stability analysis and design services include routing studies and stability assessments for heavy industrial foundations, dams, or geo-environmental projects.

Austin Engineering’s geotechnical engineers focus on solving design, construction, and rehabilitation challenges for clients

Geotechnical Investigations and Testing

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Austin Engineering proudly performs field and quality control inspections with a complete understanding of cultural and community commitments to environmental and historical values. Site investigations give engineers a clear understanding of the area in which a project will take place; carefully undertaken settlement testing assesses risks to humans, property, and the environment, including risks from natural hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, sinkholes, soil liquefaction, debris flows, and rockfalls.

Austin Engineering offers geotechnical investigations and testing for the following:

Rock mechanics
Geohazard assessment
Ground control monitoring
Geotechnical modelling

Slope Stability Analysis and Design

Austin Engineering always approaches its work with care, using geotechnical modeling, pit design and geometry to deliver timely, on-budget services to our customers. Collaboration is key to the team and is visible in the working relationships with tradespeople, industry folk, and community members.

With this in mind, we offer the following services:

Slope stability analysis and design
Foundation design
Geotechnical investigations and testing
Settlement analysis

Seismic Analysis

Seismic Analysis

Austin Engineering provides seismic analysis and retrofits for dams of all sizes, from smaller reservoirs to extreme consequence.

Our team provides dam owners with critical information on specific locations for retrofit and also vital analysis for structural upgrade projects. We advance our seismic analysis by collaborating with the Applied Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Structures (ALAMS) at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, where shake table tests are conducted on 3D printed and digitally fabricated gravity dams to determine potential damage during seismic events.

Austin Engineering offers geotechnical investigations and testing for the following:

Rock mechanics
Geohazard assessment
Ground control monitoring
Geotechnical modelling

Earth Fill Dam and Dyke Design

In order for earth fill dams and dykes to be successful, strict attention to detail, comprehensive understanding of load geotechnical materials, and installation of optimized spillway and outflow structures are all necessary.

At Austin Engineering, our team of experts brings experience and extensive geotechnical and hydrotechnical engineering knowledge together to deliver ideal cost-effective, safe solutions for our clients.