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.
The soils engineer specified that the grindings be twice the thickness of the base course.
Specific information regarding the suitability of site soils can be obtained from a soil survey book, soil conservation service, or for critical areas, from 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.
Consult a local soils engineer to find out the necessary depth and degree of wetting.
If the depth of unsuitable soils exceeds 24 inches, a soils engineer should be consulted to recommend a solution.
Lee Randolph worked as a construction inspector and soils engineer.
Such severe conditions would require the services of a soils engineer to establish the design pressure.
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.
The home builder should have his soils engineer determine the yard's ability to support a pool as part of the overall soil report.
Even as the project team was inspecting other facilities, a soils engineer was determining whether or not piles would be necessary for the foundation.