Since our founding in 1970, GEI has provided geotechnical engineering consulting for countless landmark construction projects including power, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings and structures; dams, levees and pipelines; tunnels, highways and bridges, and construction-related structures such as slurry walls and excavation support systems, to name a few. Many of these projects draw on GEI’s environmental, water resources and ecological expertise, fields that are highly synergistic with our comprehensive knowledge of soil behavior, water groundwater flow, and earth science.
The underground is often thought of as a “black box,” full of risk and uncertainty. Through expert analysis, design and discussion with our clients, we reduce the unknowns and get projects out of the ground on time and on budget. Every site poses a unique mix of challenges, such as tight space, neighboring buildings, contamination, complex regulations, community concerns and more. GEI designs solutions that address those unique challenges.
We work in a variety of construction scenarios. We help plan, estimate and schedule the underground elements of a project, a piece that is often “fast tracked” to get construction started and out of the ground. We provide a host of expert services to owners, architects, contractors and construction companies, offering creative, practical and cost-effective solutions to the challenges that so often arise during construction.