Infrastructure

Infrastructure projects include transportation networks with roads and bridges and transit such as rail; telecommunications; dams; energy transmission lines and Greater Lawrence Sanitary Districtpipelines; treatment facilities and piping for collection and treatment of wastewater and stormwater; treatment and distribution of water; and solid and hazardous waste disposal facilities. We all depend on infrastructure and it makes our daily lives much easier. Our infrastructure in the United States needs continual repair, maintenance, replacement and expansion to meet new environmental regulations and growing demands from the public use. The American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 Report Card for American Infrastructure gave mediocre or poor grades for 15 different types of infrastructure.

Our services for infrastructure projects include some of the following. (For more information on our energy-related infrastructure services, please click here.)

Geotechnical Services

•  Exploration coordination and documentation
•  Laboratory, soil and rock testing
•  Slope stability
•  Geotechnical recommendations
•  Site soil resistivity testing
•  Site seismic refraction testing (S-wave / P-wave determination)
•  Transmission line explorations
•  LPILE parameters
•  Recommendations for on-site soil re-use
•  Site feasibility
•  Drilling subcontracting, logistics and project management
•  Foundation design parameters
•  Soil improvement
•  Subsurface drainage

Geologic and Environmental Services

•  Phase I and II environmental site assessments
•  Brownfields consulting
• Resistivity and conductivity investigations
•  Third-party erosion control observations
•  Seismic risk analysis
•  Construction blasting assessments
•  Assessment of borrow pits and quarries
•  Hydrogeology
•  Engineering geology
•  Rock core classification and logs
•  Water resource evaluation, sampling and testing

Ecological Services

•  Environmental compliance documentation
•  Soil, wetlands and vernal pool mapping
•  Wetlands permitting, identification and delineation
•  Vernal pool assessments
•  Functional assessment and mitigation
•  Soil surveys
•  Site selection / soil suitability evaluations
•  Dredge spoils permitting
•  Rare, threatened and endangered species consulting
•  Biological assessments
•  Deer wintering yard identification
•  Monitoring of environmental compliance

Construction Quality Control Services

•  Laboratory and field testing and sampling of soil, concrete, grout and aggregates
•  Reinforcing steel documentation
•  Rock anchor borehole, anchor installation, grouting and tensioning documentation
•  Blast monitoring with seismographs
•  Subgrade preparation observations
•  Soil compaction testing
•  Anchor bolt tension testing
•  Mobile testing laboratories for long-term projects