Many engineering projects in a range of sectors could benefit from a quality geophysical survey. From construction and infrastructure to energy and transportation projects, geophysics can provide vital information about subsurface conditions.
Geophysical services are of benefit over the complete life-cycle of a project. Engineering geophysics plays an important role in project planning by providing engineers with valuable data to use in their initial designs. Such data can be used to determine soil and rock properties for a new building design or to evaluate a future right-of-way for unknown geological hazards.
Engineering geophysics also plays a key role during a project’s construction phase. Services such as vibration monitoring and ground penetrating radar can assist contractors in determining risks to the project.
Finally, engineering geophysical services can be used during project completion and throughout the maintenance life-cycle of the structure or site. Examples include: quality-control surveys to determine concrete thickness and rebar placement.