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."
Thrust IV Inc., owner/developer; Creekbridge Construction, contractor; Ausonio Inc., construction manager; SGPA Architecture and Planning, master planning and design architect; Wald Ruhnke Dost, TI architect; Mark Thomas & Co., civil engineer; Hohbach-Lewin Inc., structural engineer; Hill Associates, landscape architect; D&M Consulting Engineers, geotechnical engineer; Preferred Plumbing Inc., plumbing contractor; Comfort Control, mechanical contractor; Earth Systems Consultants, soils engineer; Belden Consulting Engineers, electrical engineer; Monterey Energy Group, energy consultant.
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. Reviewing and understanding this information will improve the success of any landscape project.
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. Often an engineer's diagnosis of your problem will include a referral to a specialist who can actually solve it.
* How to prevent it: A soils engineer should examine the site if the home builder does any recompacting or the pool excavation reveals two different kinds of material.
Even as the project team was inspecting other facilities, a soils engineer was determining whether or not piles would be necessary for the foundation.