Geotechnical

Industrial companies ensure their sustainability by building infrastructures that are both solid and safe while having a small environmental footprint. As such, essential steps for any design project include performing geotechnical studies to characterize the soils that will host the structures and assessing natural risks, such as instability, landslides and erosion.

And thanks to digital transformation, using state-of-the-art monitoring instruments means that the behavior of industrial structures can now be continuously and accurately monitored and corrected, where necessary.

  1. Your challenges
    • Soil and Infra - Geotechnical

      Building on solid foundations

      Of course, you want to choose the best site to build your facilities. When doing so, you not only have to consider your operational needs, but you also have to provide stability and security for the structures that will be built there. To do this, it’s critical to characterize the soil so you can study the geotechnical factors and consider any natural hazards, including the risk of instability and landslides.

      During construction, you’ll also need to perform quality control to ensure guidelines are followed and to account for any unforeseen elements during the project. It’s equally important to monitor the structures after the project is complete to ensure its long-term success. With advances in technology, using state-of-the-art measuring instruments will allow you to expertly validate key data to manage these strategic assets.

  2. Our approach
    • Mining Gold - Infrastructures

      Analyses adapted to each stage of your project

      Even for simple projects, test pit excavations are necessary to identify the stratigraphy, the type of soil and the position of groundwater in the foundation. A soil sample analyzed in a laboratory will confirm the type of soil. But more sophisticated field and laboratory analyses are necessary for a major project. Borings will not only allow us to perform more advanced in situ analyses, but also to collect soil samples for further laboratory tests, so we can provide design and construction parameters for the foundations. It becomes even more complex when a project is to be built at a site prone to seismic activity—you’ll need to combine geophysics with geotechnics to perform in-depth analyses.

      Making informed decisions

      Our geotechnical experts, a branch of civil engineering that combines geotechnics, hydrogeology and geomechanics, will guide you, regardless of the type of structure to be built—dam, dike, waste rock pile, road, parking lot, building foundation and retaining structure.

      From soil characterization to help choose materials, to quality control to ensure compliance with guidelines and help you navigate any unforeseen elements during the project, our work is both accurate and thorough. Our experts are familiar with the latest measuring technologies and will accompany you as you monitor your structures and, where necessary, will propose adjustments that will promote your long-term success.

  3. Solutions we offer
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