Geotechnical Services

Geotechnical Services

Automize provides geotechnical services for wireless tower, industrial, commercial and residential developments; building and high rises; industrial sites (Oil & Gas and Manufacturing), local government, transportation, mining facilities, dam, pipeline, airport expansions, and bridge construction projects in Alberta to guide our clients from investigation through innovative design and construction monitoring. We have completed geotechnical investigations for subdivision, dam, water treatment plant, pump stations, roadways, highway intersections, transmission lines, oil and gas facilities, communication towers, residential including high-rise developments and commercial buildings. We have experience in construction monitoring and field reviews, foundation design & inspection, quality control and quality assurance testing and management including inspection and testing of concrete, soils and asphalt. We also provide concrete, aggregate and asphalt mix designs & reviews; pile monitoring (Cast-in-place, driven steel, belled, compactor and CFA); footing inspections; non-destructive concrete testing (NDT). We provide soil index testing, aggregate and concrete testing; We also provide compaction testing and other type of field monitoring.

Geotechnical Investigation

Automize’s team of geotechnical engineers, geoscientists, and technologists specialize in geotechnical investigations to recommend construction designs related to soil, rock, and groundwater. We incorporate the analytical evaluation of various construction materials for their physical and chemical properties. We have completed a wide range of public and private projects including residential/commercial property developments, wireless tower, schools, community centres, and other infrastructure projects.

Slope Stability Assessment

Slope stability is the potential of a naturally occurring or engineered soil slope (for example, embankments, cuttings, open-pit mining, excavations, landfills, etc.) to withstand ground movement. Most communities in Alberta refer to the City of Calgary or City of Edmonton has specifications for slope stability assessment. At Automize, we are familiar with both Calgary and Edmonton municipal slope stability regulations, and many other smaller communities throughout Alberta.

Soil Bearing Inspection

A Soil Bearing Report or subgrade review is required by the City of Calgary or City of Edmonton before requesting inspections for new home construction. The Alberta Building Code also refers to the Soil Bearing Report required in Calgary can be completed quickly.

Foundation Design & Inspection

List of projects we were involved with

Geotechnical investigations and reports for communication towers

Client Name: Xplornet
Location: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Canada (2014-2021)
Description: Geotechnical engineering work included geotechnical investigation, foundation design and field reviews during construction.

Geotechnical investigations and reports for communication towers

Client Name: Telus Communication
Location: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Canada (2014-2021).
Description: Geotechnical engineering work included geotechnical investigation, foundation design and field reviews during construction.

Geotechnical Investigation and Recommendations for Commercial and Residential Land Developments

Client Name: Minto homes design
Location: Calgary and Airdrie, Alberta, Canada (2018)
Description: Geotechnical engineering work included construction monitoring, materials testing, pavement design, drainage improvements.

Various road widening & utility construction projects

Client Name: R.F. Binnie & Associates
Location: Various sites in Alberta, Canada (2016-2018)
Description: Geotechnical Engineering work included geotechnical investigation, design and construction review. Work included subsurface investigation and geotechnical recommendations for road widening, construction of embankment fills, intersection improvements and design of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls up to 4 m in height. Work included in-stream retaining wall design.

Multiple construction inspection and quality control for airport expansion projects

Client Name: Dufferin Construction
Location: Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, and Regina, Saskatchewan (2014-2019)
Description: Geotechnical engineering work included review of design drawings and specifications for material testing (concrete, soil and asphalt), overseeing of field personnel, review of material testing reports and submittal to client.

Deerfoot and 120 Ave SE major highway intersection

Client Name: EllisDon Corp
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2018-2019)
Description: Materials engineering work included construction inspection and quality control.

Residential and commercial tower Arris

Client Name: Embassy Bosa
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2018-2020)
Description: Geotechnical engineering investigation and assessment report for proposed 25-storey tower. Soil conditions ranged from clay till, gravel and sandstone bedrock. Standard Penetration testing and mud-rotary drilling were used to conduct the investigation.

Townhouse Development

Client Name: Trico Homes
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2018)
Description: Geotechnical engineering work included geotechnical investigation, report and field reviews during construction of 3-storey, wood-frame, 4-plex buildings.

Dam Safety Reviews (DSR) and dam evaluations on various dam facilities

Client Name: Private Landowners and Municipalities
Location: Various location across Alberta (2014-2016)
Description: DSR using the guidelines set forth by the Canadian Dam Association. These projects included tailings dam, agricultural dam, large publicly owned earth structures to small privately owned water retention structures. Also, review of available subsurface information, monitoring data, field reviews and stability analysis of the dam using slope stability modeling software, detailed survey techniques, and significant engineering judgment.

Geotechnical investigation and report of slope failure investigation for a local road: City of Cochrane

Client Name: Trico Homes
Location: Cochrane, Alberta, Canada (2015)
Description: Geotechnical engineering work included geotechnical investigation, slope stability analysis, instrumentation, design of retaining wall and field reviews during construction.

Construction inspection and quality control for Glenmore dam rehabilitation project

Client Name: Flatiron Constructors Canada
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2017-2019)
Description: Geotechnical work included slope stability analysis, excavation stability analysis, dam safety document review, field inspection, review of design drawings and specifications for material testing (concrete and soil), overseeing of field personnel, review of material testing reports and submittal to client.

Geotechnical investigation and report for Cityscapce Subdivision

Client Name: Mattamy Homes design
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2015)
Description: Residential subdivision including Slope stability assessment, Erosion Protection & Slope-stabilization analysis, recommendations for subsurface utilities (water, sewer, gas, electrical). Construction monitoring, pavement design, drainage improvements and materials testing of utility placement and compaction of trench backfill was conducted throughout construction.

Geohazard assessment for wildfire affected area in aqam First Nation

Client Name: aqam First Nation
Location: Fort Steele, British Columbia, Canada (2020)
Description: Geotechnical engineering work included geotechnical investigation, erosion protection of Hoodoos, slope stabilization, MSE retaining wall design for roadside slope, slope stability analysis for residential sites. Soil conditions consisted of fine grained and till-like deposits over bedrock.

Geotechnical assessment for erosion control design

Client Name: Maccaferri Canada Ltd
Location: Stanley, Field, British Columbia, Canada (2020)
Description: Geotechnical engineering work included field reviews of the site to observe soil condition, seepage conditions, indications of slope failures and other conditions contributing to the slope movement. provide recommendation & full-scale design for slope stabilization and erosion protection measures.

Geotechnical field review and construction monitoring of Okanagan Lake Pump Station

Client Name: District of Lake County
Location: Lake County, British Columbia, Canada
Description: Geotechnical services from desktop study phase through geotechnical investigation, detailed design and construction stage services for water main and pump station. It also included field reviews of pump station excavation and utility placement, materials testing of utility placement and compaction of trench backfill.

Horizontal directional drilling for a reputed pipeline company

Client Name: A North American oil and gas infrastructure company
Location: Northern British Columbia (2018)
Description: Work included field investigation, hazard assessment, report preparation & construction support. Soil conditions varied from soft to very stiff, cohesive fine-grained soils to granular deposits.

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