Areas of Expertise
Geotechnical engineering design incorporates detailed knowledge and composite data of the geological conditions unique to each project. GPI’s geotechnical engineers’ strong and direct interaction with team members, especially owners, is integral to fluid progress from design phase to construction phases. We pride ourselves on resourceful response and pragmatic solutions to geologic challenges. We find that timely decisions made during earthwork can lead to savings for the ownership team and reduce rework. Because consultation during construction is part of the geotechnical design process, we offer a service continuum from geotechnical design through construction material testing and inspection. Engineering excellence is the centerpiece of our geotechnical approach.
- Foundation Evaluation
- Retaining Structures
- Pavement Design
- Geohazard Studies
- Groundwater Studies
- Slope Stability Analyses
- Stormwater Disposal
- Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
- Forensic Evaluations
- Bridge Studies
Providing environmental screening and due diligence consulting in conjunction with geotechnical engineering and construction testing services prior to construction affords GPI unique insight and in-depth project knowledge that allows us to respond to your geoprofessional needs in a rapid and accurate manner. Our environmental professionals include Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) trained and accredited staff. Our environmental team maintains all four AHERA certifications including Management Planner and Project Designer required for managing and updating AHERA Management Plans. Our staff also maintains EPA certified Lead Based Paint Inspector credentials. Providing staff with multiple disciplinary certifications allow us to provide a comprehensive survey of hazardous materials during a single visit, which reduces your overall investment, fosters consistency, and helps meet your budget needs.
Material Testing & Special Inspection
Our technical staff is extensively trained through in-house senior mentoring and regionally renowned training courses, making them an outstanding resource for providing on-site, quality documentation to benefit construction efforts. For many clients, we’ve advanced testing and inspection training unique and specifically tailored to their industry needs. Simply put, if you build with it, we test it! Using the same firm and individuals who performed preliminary environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, and construction material testing services prior to construction to observe and document the project specifications are being met, provides efficient continuity that no other firm can offer.