Geotechnical engineering is the study of the behavior of soils under the influence of loading forces and soil-water interactions. This knowledge is applied to the design of foundations, retaining walls, earth dams, clay liners, and geosynthetics for waste containment.
The goals of geotechnical engineers could range from the design of foundations and temporary excavation support, through route selection for railways and highways, to the increasingly important areas of landfill disposal of wastes and groundwater contamination. As such, the geotechnical engineer is involved in field and laboratory investigations to determine the engineering properties of site soils and other geomaterials and their subsequent use in the analytical study of the problem at hand.
Recent computational and computer advances are extending our ability to predict the behavior of soil and soil-water systems under a wide variety of conditions. In recent years, the activities of geotechnical engineers have also involved geoenvironmental engineering. Geoenvironmental engineers design strategies for the clean-up of contaminated soils and groundwater and develop management systems for contaminated sites.
Gulf Survey offers site and geotechnical investigation to carry out investigations of projects and clients in the UAE and neighboring Gulf Region.
Regardless of the size of the project, all GULF SURVEY projects are approached with the expertise, technology, and equipment required to meet the client's needs.
Gulf Survey maintains modern drilling and soil/rock sampling equipment designed for site investigation purposes according to the latest technologies in the Gulf Region.
The scopes of services of the site and geotechnical investigation department are:
Gulf Survey’s geotechnical site investigation services can help you gain insight into the ground conditions at a particular site or over a wide area or corridor. This information is typically used to obtain an understanding of the nature and variability of ground conditions or to determine specific engineering properties of the soil and rock beneath a site. It is also useful in assessing ground risks and understanding the behavior of the ground in response to planned development activities or natural forces such as seismic shaking.
We have conducted geotechnical site investigations for diverse civil works projects around the Gulf Region, including: