work underway on a water-discharge structure we designed for poor soil conditions
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geotechnical engineering

Unknown underground conditions often require the expertise of a geotechnical consultant. Barr’s staff of geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, and structural engineers work together closely to develop site-characterization programs and to evaluate foundation conditions for designs that meet clients’ individual needs. We assist clients with their projects by providing geotechnical expertise, structural component design, construction plans, specifications, contract documents preparation, and construction review. This strong expertise in geotechnical engineering, combined with Barr’s design and construction experience, is valuable to our clients.

Our staff includes specialists with strong technical capabilities to solve difficult problems, as well as generalists with broad backgrounds in, and experience with, multidisciplinary projects. We believe that the right tools, including advanced computer-modeling capabilities, combined with the proper expertise and experience, allow us to provide the best possible solutions for our clients’ needs.
our service specialties include:
  • blasting and rock-excavation design
  • dam and embankment investigation and design/rehabilitation
  • earth-retaining-structure analysis and design
  • foundation analysis and testing
  • foundation design
  • geophysics
  • geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • ground improvement
  • instrumentation and monitoring
  • investigation and testing
  • landslide stabilization
  • retention structures (walls and tunnels)
  • seepage and groundwater modeling
  • slopes and embankments
  • slope-stability analysis and design
  • subsurface investigations
  • underground structures and excavations
  • vibration studies