Geotechnical & Geostructural Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Knowing what is beneath the ground is one of the most important and one of the most difficult parts of any construction project. Aterra Solutions provides geotechnical investigations and engineering services with an emphasis on safety and technical excellence. Site Investigations include a variety of techniques including drilling and sampling of test borings, rock coring, groundwater wells, in situ testing, air track probes, test pits, and geophysical testing methods.

  • Subsurface Investigations
  • Site Characterization
  • Earthwork/Subgrade Preparation and Improvement
  • Slope Stability
  • Lateral Earth Pressure
  • Bearing Capacity
  • Deep Foundation Axial and Lateral soil characteristics
  • Pavement and Slab-on-Grade Design
  • Seismic Analysis and Earthquake Engineering
  • Settlement and Consolidation
  • Rockfall Analysis

Geostructural Engineering

Geostructural Engineering is the natural second step to support a construction project workflow. Whether a large excavation is required, or the ground is unsuitable to support the structure as is, Geostructural engineering combines expertise from the geotechnical, structural and construction disciplines. Aterra strives to bring in all three aspects and provide solutions to ensure a project is resting on a strong foundation, is structurally sound, and is able to be constructed in a cost-effective manner. Aterra provides the following services.

Foundation Design

  • Micropiles
  • Augercast Piles
  • Drilled Shafts
  • Driven Piles
  • Tie-down rock anchors
  • Footings and Mat Foundations

Support of Excavation/Retaining Walls

  • Sheet Pile Walls
  • Soldier Pile and Lagging Walls
  • Soil Nail Walls
  • Secant Pile Walls
  • Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls
  • Conventional Concrete Retaining Walls
  • Soil and Rock Anchors
  • Internal Bracing