Geotechnical Engineering

Kollaard Associates has an experienced geotechnical division, specializing in soil mechanics and foundation engineering. Through investigation of the soil parameters encountered at a site, Kollaard Associates is able to determine the potential building and development capacity of that site. 

Kollaard Associates utilizes theoretical geotechnical knowledge coupled with decades of engineering experience working with the soils of the Ottawa area to provide reliable and applicable solutions for our clients.

Project components include:

  • Site classification: in-situ and laboratory testing
  • Foundation design for all types of structures
  • Sub-grade and footing inspections, and compaction testing
  • Seismic risk analysis and liquefaction assessment
  • Slope stability analysis
  • Retaining wall design

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