Soil Geo Technical Investigation
Good quality geotechnical investigations are very crucial to the success of every construction project. A proper geotechnical investigation will identify underground and soil conditions and will determine the proper geotechnical design parameters. Unfortunately, many projects lack a proper geotechnical investigation. As a result, engineers are all too often forced to use overconservative design parameters. In a worst case scenario, an inadequate geotechnical investigation will not properly identify soil conditions and will result in "unexpected" delays, failures, and added construction costs.
A good quality geotechnical investigation identifies:
a) Soil layers and types, bedrock elevations if possible
b) Soil density and strength, as well as other mechanical soil properties
c) Ground water conditions
d) Obstructions and existing underground structures