From a scientific perspective, geotechnical engineering largely involves defining the soil’s strength and deformation properties. Clay, silt, sand, rock and snow are important materials in geotechnical. Geotechnical engineering includes specialist fields such as soil and rock mechanics, geophysics, hydrogeology and associated disciplines such as geology. Geotechnical engineering and engineering geology are a branch of civil engineering.
Geotechnical engineers are responsible to ensure that roads, highways and railroads are properly, designed and maintained to ensure their longevity.
Geotechnical engineers are responsible to protect public safety by designing civil infrastructure during earthquakes.
Geotechnical engineers perform a variety of tests on site or the laboratory to characterize the subsurface conditions. That way, the properties of the soils and rocks are characterized, softer soils , fractured rocks, faults, caverns and sinkholes can be identified before building at the surface.
GSMTL has extensive experience, qualified personnel, and the necessary equipment required to provide Special Inspection Services in the area of geotechnical.