Geotechnical Engineering: Construction Materials Testing
Every high-quality construction project, whether it’s industrial or commercial, starts with a solid and stable foundation needs geotechnical engineering. To achieve that, you need the best geotechnical engineer to know what is geotechnical engineering, what is a geotechnical investigation, the best testing methods and a qualified geotechnical laboratory testing facility so that you can be sure the soil and other materials on site have the right characteristics. There’s no point in building on a foundation that’s not going to help with the structural integrity and stability of the finished building, so we make sure to start from the ground (or earth) up!
At CMT, based right here in Houston, we understand how important it is to enable you to proceed to the next stage in development and eventually construction. That’s why we have a fully dedicated geotechnical engineering team that can analyze the condition and properties of any rock or soil on site.
What is Geotechnical Engineering?
Geotechnical engineering, otherwise known as geotechnics, deals with the behavior of rock and soil from an engineering perspective, as well as assessing the stability of slopes, rockfall, landslides and avalanche risk.
As a fully qualified and experienced geotechnical engineering firm, much of our work involves testing the deformation and strength of the soil. Materials like rock, sand, silt, clay, and even snow are all crucial to our work.
How CMT Can Provide You With The Best Geotechnical Engineering Services
One of our main company values is safety, so if you’re looking for a company to handle the geotechnical engineering side of your construction project, there is no better team than CMT. We rely on two testing methods to give you the fullest understanding of the materials your land is made up of, as well as how safe and viable it is as a build site.
These two methods include on-site soil testing using drilling, Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) and sampling techniques. We have at our disposal a wide selection of geophysical exploration tools and we always work according to the best engineering practices, using tried and tested equipment and processes that are effective and safe.
At CMT, we also perform highly precise and insightful geotechnical laboratory testing. The information collected from the site is then put through tests in the lab to help us understand the soil quality and stability. We can then develop reports on what the necessary site preparations are for you, such as foundations and even pavements.
If you would like to benefit from the experience and expertise of the team here at CMT for your geotechnical engineering needs, get in contact with us today for more information.
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