Geotechnical Engineering & Geosciences
Geotechnical Engineering & Geosciences

Across the United States, Hanson has completed diverse and challenging geotechnical and geoscience projects — from bridges and tunnels to pump stations, dams and low-level radioactive waste facilities. With our knowledge and diverse experience, our engineers and scientists can help you with your specific project needs. 

Our services include:

  • subsurface investigations
  • in-house laboratory services
    -- consolidation, triaxial and hydraulic conductivity tests
    -- unconfined compressive strength
    -- index property determination
    -- moisture-density relationship
  • planning & studies
  • geotechnical and environmental analysis & assessments
  • groundwater flow modeling
  • hydrogeology
  • contaminant transport analysis
  • hydraulic studies
  • environmental services, including studies and remediation
  • siting and permitting
  • design documents and specifications
  • value engineering
  • construction administration
  • quality control
  • corresponding civil engineering services such as transportation, structural, water resources, municipal and site development


Our geotechnical engineering capabilities include hands-on support for:

  • transportation
    -- bridges  
    -- retaining walls
    -- road and railway embankments
    -- subways
  •  buildings & facilities 
    energy & industry
    -- power plants
    -- disposal/waste management facilities including CCB landfills and gypsum stacks 
    -- large industrial storage tanks and silos (LNG, LPG, fuel, grain and coal)
  • water resources & environment
    -- dams & levees
    -- pump stations
  • tunnels

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