Buildings, bridges, dams, pipelines, and roads are all founded on soil or rock. The ground conditions at every site are unique, making geotechnical engineering one of the most challenging, but also one of the most interesting engineering disciplines.
Our geotechnical engineers assess land, design and construct earth dams, landfills, and reclaimed land, and design foundations for large structures on soft ground. They are specialist civil engineers who have significant experience with the earth Kansas City sits on.
Every project begins with a careful investigation of the subsurface soil properties using sophisticated technologies and interpretive methods.
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING SERVICES
Low-Rise, Medium-Rise, High-Rise, and Industrial
- Shallow foundation systems: spread footings, mat foundations, post-tensioned slabs
- Intermediate foundation systems: Rammed Aggregate Piers (RAP)
- Deep foundation systems: Drilled piers, auger cast piles, driven piling, micropiles
- Anchored structures
- Slope Stability including design and repair of failed slopes
- Embankment Dams
- Earthen embankments
- Underground limestone mine development
- Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) / Modular block systems
- Soil nails / Tieback and anchored
- Stacked Stone
- Rigid – Portland cement concrete
- Flexible – Asphaltic concrete
- Soil stabilization using fly ash or lime
- Subgrade reinforcement using geotextiles and geogrids
GEOTECHNICAL DRILLING (Drill rigs owned and operated by AOG)
Equipped with our CME 55 high-torque ATV rigs, AOG validates foundation systems and local soil complexities on undeveloped land and across multi-phases of construction.
- ATV: CME-55 (high-torque) – Low clearance capable
- Truck-Mounted: CME-55 (high-torque); SIMCO 2800
- Solid and hollow auger drilling
- Mud-rotary wash bore drilling
- Rock coring – Wire line methods, NX-size (ASTM D2113)
- Rocking drilling – Tricone roller bit
- Sampling: Shelby tube (ASTM D1587) and Standard Penetration Testing (ASTM D1586)
- Pressuremeter (downhole) in-situ testing (ASTM D4719)
- Vane Shear testing (ASTM D2573)
- Slope Inclinometer installation, monitoring, and reporting