Founded purely as a geotechnical engineering firm in 1970, GEI has been an industry leader in the application of geotechnical principals to achieve safe, economical and practical projects. We are highly experienced investigating, evaluating and navigating the risk and uncertainty of the underground to overcome challenges presented to both routine and complex projects by variable soil, rock, and groundwater conditions, fast-track schedules, and sensitive adjacent buildings and infrastructure. Focusing on foundations, excavation support systems, tunnels and lab testing, GEI works closely with structural engineers, architects, developers, owners and contractors to reduce risks and uncertainties in underground construction.
For over 30 years we have worked with our clients, communities and regulatory agencies to develop solutions that balance the needs of growth and environmental sustainability. GEI’s consultants and scientists work to mitigate risk and provide lasting solutions in a variety of service areas from regulatory compliance and permitting, site characterization and remediation, environmental planning and design, natural resources, risk assessment, laboratory testing, habitat restoration, eco toxicology and water quality, and solid waste services.
Our water practice provides municipal, state and federal governmental agencies, water districts and private dam owners a full array of integrated professional water resources services, employing many of the best minds in the business to help our clients achieve technical excellence. We work with state, local and federal governments, developers and utilities to effectively plan, design, engineer and construct projects that meet the challenges of the ever-changing environment.
Many projects rely on our ability to provide innovative site design that blends the project in with the environment and local topography. We use proven methods of coordination and collaboration with strict management of quality, value, schedule and cost. Our engineering and design services range from planning and permitting through preliminary and detailed design, to construction and commissioning for all types of projects. Expertise includes civil engineering, geostructural and structural.
Our experienced staff have performed field oversight, construction inspection and field and laboratory materials testing services on all types of construction projects including commercial, institutional and industrial buildings and structures, dams, levees and pipelines, tunnels, transmission line projects, highways and bridges, and construction-related structures such as slurry walls and excavation support systems. Our engineers specialize in an array of geotechnical and environmental services, including deep excavations in urban settings that contain challenging ground conditions and adjacent structures. GEI has significant experience providing Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) Oversight and Materials Testing Services.