Civil Engineering

With a history of engineering in challenging ground conditions and complex projects, Itasca engineers and scientists have an unparalleled knowledge of numerical modeling and other advanced engineering analysis techniques. Itasca works on a wide variety of projects for owners, government, and other consultants, including:

  • Site characterization
  • Slope and portal stability and design
  • Tunnel infrastructure
  • Surface transportation infrastructure
  • Ground-structure interaction
  • Foundations
  • Cavern stability, support, and deformation
  • Dam and spillway stability
  • Levees and floodwalls
  • Marine structures
  • Hydroelectric power plants

Civil engineering and geotechnical services offered include:

  • Field work to measure material properties
  • Material property review
  • Monitoring the evolution of the stress and displacement during the excavation of tunnels and underground structure of any type
  • Validation of tunnel construction design
  • Optimizing building systems in soil or rock in an excavation or along a slope
  • Stability analysis and remediation of historical monuments or landmarks
  • Back-analysis of sinkhole formation and forward prediction
  • Modeling of soil/rock structure interaction in static or dynamic conditions
  • Microseismic, acoustic emission, and ultrasonic monitoring services
  • Soil- and rock-mechanics design and stability analyses
  • Ground settlement and excavation convergence
  • Groundwater flow investigation, monitoring, modeling, and management for dewatering and depressurization
  • Geochemistry
  • Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) processes
  • Design review
  • Risk analysis
  • Back analysis and owner’s review
  • Safety and quality control
  • Permitting, litigation, and expert witness
  • Monitoring and instrumentation for observational method
  • Static analysis, including static liquefaction
  • Dynamic (seismic, blasting, and vibrations) stability analysis including liquefaction potential analysis
  • Creep analysis
  • Heat transfer analysis
  • Frozen soil remediation
  • Enhanced soil remediation, including jet grouting
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Upcoming Events
13 Sep
New Frontiers in EGS Technology Workshop
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13 Sep
ISRM 2019
International Congress on Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering... Read More
24 Sep
Seminar: Modeling of Masonry Structures
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