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Geoprofessional Services

We offer a range of professional services that focus on geotechnical and geoenvironmental issues. The following paragraphs present a summary of just some of the service areas where we have experience. If your project needs are outside our areas of practice, we can  refer you to other consultants or service providers who can help you.

Geotechnical Services

Geotechnical engineering draws upon the broad fields of civil engineering and geology. Lourie Consultants' special role is solving foundation and earth structure problems. We do this by applying sound theoretical concepts and practical knowledge of the physical behavior of earth materials. Our services include:

bullet evaluating soil properties
bullet analyzing and predicting the behavior of earth materials
bullet conducting engineering analyses
bullet developing design and construction recommendations
bullet assisting with making economic evaluations of alternative solutions
bullet providing advice and consultation during construction
bullet conducting forensic investigations and providing expert witness services

Geoenvironmental Services

Finding practical solutions to both routine and complex geoenvironmental problems is a primary goal for Lourie Consultants. We use a combination of experienced personnel, proven techniques, and innovative methods to satisfy this goal. Some of the services we offer are:

bullet all appropriate inquiries (AAI) studies, environmental site assessments, audits, and other "due diligence" services
bullet consulting for Brownfields, voluntary remediation programs (VRPs), and other forms of property reuse
bullet geology, hydrogeologic, and groundwater assessments
bullet subsurface site characterization (Phase II ESAs, remedial investigation (RI), etc.)
bullet feasibility studies (FS), remedial options, and remediation oversight
bullet geoenvironmental outsourcing programs
bullet regulatory compliance and regulatory negotiation
bullet aboveground storage tank (AST) and underground storage tank (UST) management

In addition to the above, we develop and implement quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) plans and programs for geotechnical and geoenvironmental projects.  We also offer other geoprofessional services using in-house capabilities and through in-place working relationships with other quality service providers.  Some of these additional capabilities and services include: soil treatment, stabilization, and improvement evaluations using admixtures (lime, cement, flyash, etc.), geosynthetics, and other ground-improvement methods; designing, executing, and interpreting in-situ site characterization programs using electric cone penetrometer tests (CPTs), piezocone penetrometer tests (PCPTs), downhole vane shear testing, electric logging, etc.  Additionally, our services include constructing potentiometric, isopleth, and isopach maps; conducting statistical evaluations of groundwater quality using interwell and intrawell comparison methods; performing independent, external peer reviews (IEPRs); and participating in community education and outreach programs.

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