Geotechnical and Material Engineering relates to the engineering behavior of earth materials using the principles of soil mechanics and rock mechanics to assess subsurface conditions and materials; determine their relevant physical/mechanical and chemical properties; evaluate stability of natural slopes and man-made soil deposits; assess risks posed by site conditions; design earthworks and structure foundations; and monitor site conditions, earthwork and foundation construction.

The Ecora team provides a broad range of Geotechnical and Material Engineering services in the Land Developments, Infrastructure, Transportation and Buildings sectors. Geotechnical Engineering services that Ecora provides include

Geotechnical Services

  • Investigations and Characterization
  • Slope Stability, Terrain Assessment, and Natural Hazard
  • Assessment
  • Geotechnical Instrumentation
  • Rock Engineering
  • Seismic and Liquefaction Assessments
  • Excavation Shoring and Underpinning
  • Shallow and Deep Foundation Design
  • Pavement Design
  • Construction Monitoring and Field Reviews

Dam Engineering

Dams and related features serve a critical role in providing potable and irrigation water supply, hydropower, flood control, recreation, and other benefits. Ecora provides a broad range of services including dam safety inspections, engineering analyses, hydraulic modeling, environmental assessments, design, and construction oversight. Dam Engineering services that Ecora provides include:

Dam Services

  • Dam Safety Reviews
  • Dam Safety Inspections
  • Geotechnical Investigations of Existing Dams
  • Dam Break Analysis and Flood Inundation Mapping
  • Hydrological Assessment and Flood Routing
  • Preparation of Operations, Maintenance and Surveillance Manuals, Emergency Response Plans, and Emergency Preparedness Plans
  • Water Balance Review
  • Dam Decommissioning Assessments
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Embankment & Hydraulic Structure Rehabilitation and Design