PRACTICE AREAS & SERVICES 
 
TECHNICAL SERVICES:

From project planning to design through post-construction, we provide services for each phase of a project. Our solutions focus on optimizing technical capabilities and resources, effectively allocating risk, minimizing costs and delays, and encouraging best practice that facilitate the optimal operation and delivery of a project. We provide support to owners, engineers, and contractors for Design-Bid-Build and Design-Bid projects.

 

Geo-Structural Construction applications include:

  • Anchored & cantilever earth retention systems

  • Deep & shallow foundation systems

  • Ground modification & improvement systems

  • Support of excavation

  • Quality control & quality assurance (load testing, nondestructive testing)

  • Temporary structures

  • Slope stability analyses & stabilization

  • Underpinning

  • Liquefaction mitigation

PLANNING & DESIGN SERVICES INCLUDE: 
  • Preliminary studies

  • Project planning & coordination

  • Constructability and feasibility review

  • Peer review

  • Technical design optimization

CONSTRUCTIONS ENGINEERING SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Construction oversight & management

  • Value engineering

  • Alternate technical design concepts

  • Geotechnical instrumentation

  • Construction observation

  • Design, implementation, monitoring, and interpretation of full-scale testing

  • Change order & claim development

  • Remediation and repair design

  • Risk management

DISPUTE RESOLUTION & EXPERT SERVICES INCLUDE:
  • Differing site conditions and construction claims review

  • Technical forensic engineering and assessment

  • Interpretation and evaluation of load testing and integrity testing

  • Safety services and accident analysis

  • Technical support in resolving claims, disputes, and Differing Site Condition claims

  • Expert Witness and testimony

 
 
 
MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES: 

We focus on our clients’ most pressing concerns and opportunities: strategy, marketing, organization, operations, technology, and transformation. We bring functional expertise to deliver implementable solutions to capture value and market share, improve organizational skills, and expand knowledgebase. 

  • Business development

  • Strategy development

  • Process improvement & optimization

  • Market research & analysis

  • Assessment & transformation

  • Technology implementation and utilization

 
 
TALENT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES:

We work with our clients to address the objectives and goals of their talent management program: to strategically maximize the technical and professional potential, skills, and competencies of their personnel. It is much more than just training; it is also part nurturing. The goal is to create engagement, deliver high performance, and instill a desire for progressive learning and growth. With the new skills and tools, employees should be poised to maximize their individual talent, which will enable opportunities for personal and professional growth to deliver in a value-creative manner. 

  • Instructor-led technical training

  • Short courses and presentations

  • Bespoke/customized training programs

  • Executive coaching

  • Collaboration on research to expand knowledgebase

RESEARCH & COLLABORATION SERVICES:

We are committed to advancing the states of the practice and art by remaining actively engaged in research activities and are interested in partnering and collaborating with progressive minded and passionate researchers and practitioners. 

 

We are able to provide services for a variety of different roles: program/project manager, principal investigator, technical researcher, advisory/peer review, and administrative support. Our areas of interest follow our practice areas, which include business-related topics (e.g., market analyses, technological innovation and integration, and project financing and delivery mechanisms) as well as technical subject matters (e.g., field experimental programs, centrifuge/model/large-scale testing, and numerical/parametric simulations). Examples of different studies and research with which we have been engaged include:

  • Comparison of Bored Pile / Drilled Shaft Practices between Europe and North America (Deep Foundations Institute)

  • Evaluation and Guidance Development for Post-Grouted Drilled Shafts for Highways (U.S. Federal Highway Administration)

  • Evaluation of Effectiveness of Prefabricated Vertical Drains for Liquefaction Mitigation (University of Texas at Austin)

  • Behavior of Drilled Shafts with Permanent Steel Casing and High-Strength Bar Reinforcement (Oregon State University)

  • Performance of Micropiles in Rhode Island (University of Rhode Island)

  • ACIP Pile Installation, Installation Monitoring, Full-scale Load Testing, and Extraction Program (Deep Foundations Institute)

  • Investigation of Development of Lateral Stresses during Installation of Drilled Displacement Piling (University of California, Irvine)

  • Evaluation of Anomalies & Rating Criteria with the Thermal Integrity Profiling (TIP) Method (Deep Foundations Institute)

  • ASCE New York State Infrastructure Report Card 2021

  • ASCE SEI-GI Standard for the Design and Construction of Foundations