Geosyntec's nationally recognized geotechnical and geological engineering practitioners specialize in developing engineering projects and services that enable the most efficient use of geotechnically challenging sites through the application of advanced technologies and proven practice leadership.
Our services are designed to provide our clients with dependable, cost-effective solutions and services that are customized for each client in order to meet aggressive construction schedules.
Geotechnical Infrastructure and Foundation Engineering
Our geotechnical infrastructure and foundation practitioners focus on difficult and challenging sites where the development of dependable and cost-effective foundations is critical to the success of the project. Geosyntec's specialized foundations and other subsurface structures are constructed to withstand potential geohazards, respond to increasingly unfavorable conditions, and to safely and adequately support the built environment.
Offshore Geotechnical Engineering and Geohazards
For offshore projects, Geosyntec’s depth of experience helps guide our clients to develop and implement efficient site characterization programs, including selecting the most appropriate data collection tools, developing investigation plans, developing laboratory testing programs, and interpreting data to develop integrated ground models. For geohazard assessments, such as slope instability, our multidisciplinary team offers our clients seamless, innovative geoscience and engineering solutions based on combined proven consulting capabilities and experience. Slope stability problems are analyzed from triggering to flow with advanced 2D and 3D modeling capabilities that allow evaluation of risks to proposed or existing infrastructure. Risk is quantified and communicated to project teams for effective mitigation.
Geohazard Response and Mitigation
Geosyntec provides practical engineering solutions to challenging projects and sites where geohazards are present, including seismic events, landslides, and other geographical and topographical hazards. We assist state and local agencies in evaluating the effectiveness of current building codes; limiting the effects of seismic events on private property and community infrastructure; forecasting and managing potential losses from geohazards to minimize their social, environmental, and economic impacts; and aid project planners in protecting properties and their investments from foundation risks.
Dams and Levees
Utilizing our expertise in geotechnical engineering, hydrology and hydraulics, risk evaluation, and construction and geotechnical monitoring information management systems, Geosyntec provides a full range of innovative services for new and existing dams, dikes, reservoirs, and levees. Our practitioners respond to unique technical and environmental challenges faced by federal, state, municipal, industrial, and private owners and operators to create site-specific solutions that are efficient, cost effective, and enduring. Learn more: Dam Services »
Advancing the State of Geotechnical Engineering
We advance the state of the practice through our collaboration in applied research and development with leading universities on topics such as stresses and strains on geosynthetics during seismic events, site response analysis, and seismic design of municipal solid waste landfills and as active contributors and developers of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Specifications for bridge substructures including foundations and retaining wall systems.
Many of our senior practitioners have authored technical design and construction manuals for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) focused on foundation support systems, earth retaining systems, and earthquake engineering, as well as more than fifteen guidance documents on design approaches to avoid or mitigate the potential impacts of geohazards in the built environment for state and federal environmental agencies, state and federal transportation agencies, and the U.S. Department of Defense agencies.
Geosyntec practitioners are consultants for state-of-the-practice design applications, geotechnical training instructors for the National Highway Institute (NHI) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and also provide technical training analysis to state departments of transportation and contractors. Several of our practitioners are recipients of the ASCE's highest awards for advancing the state of the practice in geoengineering.