Engineering Geology is the branch of science concerned with the application of geological principles and methods in engineering, especially regarding the identification of geological hazards and the interaction of geological formations with engineered structures. Geological hazards include:
- fault rupture on seismically active faults;
- seismic and earthquake hazards (ground shaking, liquefaction, lurching, lateral spreading);
- landslide, mudflow, rockfall, debris flow, and avalanche hazards;
- unstable slopes and slope stability;
- slaking and heave of geologic formations, such as frost heaving;
- ground subsidence (such as due to dewatering, sinkhole collapse, cave collapse, mining subsidence, decomposition of organic soils, and tectonic movement);
- non-rippable or marginally rippable rock requiring heavy ripping or blasting;
- weak and collapsible soils, foundation bearing failures; and
- shallow ground water/seepage.
Engineering Geology is also essential for borrow pit identification, and conducting geomorphological and slope assessments.
We employ professionals with over 30 years' diverse experience in Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering, to help identify the key geological hazards that may be impacting your site, and to develop considered engineering solutions to manage these hazards.