Geotechnics is a mixture of geology, geomechanics and engineering techniques with the goal of guiding designers and constructors in the correct implementation of the works and infrastructure in their fields and in better management of the inherent risks of each type of unconsolidated deposit and bedrock. The geotechnical services provided by Terrapex target a wide range of clients in every sector, for soil, bedrock and groundwater studies in the context of various construction and rehabilitation projects involving different types of works. Terrapex has collaborated in the execution of numerous projects, including:
● Buildings (private, commercial and industrial)
● Municipal infrastructure (underground facilities, sports fields, parks, etc.)
● Transportation infrastructure (roadways, bridges, airports and railroads)
● Electrical facilities (dams, power lines and wind turbines)
● Natural resources and mines
The geotechnical team also intervenes during the construction phase to verify the bottom of excavations and follow up on the worksite during grade stability evaluation, instrumentation, the performance of special studies, and the stabilization of pillars and embankments.
As such, Terrapex avails of a team of multidisciplinary engineers, who apply engineering and geological principles to evaluate the mechanical and physical properties of the soil and rock in different sites for different uses, such as those mentioned above. They make use of geological data, techniques and principles to study unconsolidated deposits, bedrock, surface water and groundwater. Geological principles allow them to help localize and study the risks of natural phenomena, such as landslides.
Geotechnicians assist the engineers and geologists in their fieldwork. They gather and analyze soil and rock samples, and perform daily follow-up on drilling operations. Terrapex also avails of a soil mechanics laboratory that’s equipped to perform the majority of geotechnical lab studies, as well as a team of technical personnel capable of performing, analyzing and compiling the results of the studies.