soils engineer

soils engineer

A licensed professional who is responsible for determining the soil's load-bearing capacity,sizes and depths of footings,groundwater levels,presence of any contaminants,and advice regarding fill and compaction preparatory to construction.Also called a geotechnical engineer.

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With all the twisted concrete, there was no stable soil, so we had to redesign the building and the excavation and bring in a soils engineer.
A soils engineer directed excavation for repairs, expected to be completed today, Nelson said.
Some of the systems can be used to construct much taller retaining walls, but they require more complex techniques and prior consultation with a soils engineer and local building department.
Lee Randolph worked as a construction inspector and soils engineer.
But know that the Consulting Engineers Association of California lists more than 200 distinct types of engineers, from a general problem analyzer like a civil engineer to a specialist like a soils engineer.
Professor Cording, who currently teaches courses in rock and soils engineering, was a soils engineer for the U.
The firm(s) selected should be able to provide expertise in the following areas as initially defined on the Federal Standard Form 330, profile code numbers (copy attached): 08 CADD/Field Technician 27 Foundation/Geotechnical Engineer 48 Project Manager 50 Risk Assessor 55 Soils Engineer 58 Technician/Analyst