Geotechnical Engineering

The Geotechnical Engineering group investigates all aspects of soil and rock mechanics for residential, commercial, industrial, heavy civil infrastructure, mining and natural resource losses.

Often, we look at damage to structures caused by settlement, heaving, vibration or other foundation-related instabilities. Our investigations may involve shallow or deep excavations, retaining walls, dams, natural or man-made slopes, or underground structures such as transportation tunnels, infrastructure and mining tunnels.

Beyond natural forces, the damage that occurs is sometimes the result of inadequate investigation prior to design, construction, or contract issues, and sometimes misgivings during the construction process sponsored through a host of human factors. We provide an unbiased, technical, factual analysis of the incident, with a view of helping insured and insurers make educated decisions to achieve a timely resolution. In addition, we work with other professionals to help provide an efficient solution that addresses other aspects of the loss related to the geotechnical solution.

Over the years, our team has been retained in to investigate some of the largest, most complicated assignments in Canada and internationally. Our many successes and reputation for diligent, thoughtful, well-communicated reporting continues to strengthen our reputation. As a result, we continue to be retained for increasingly larger and more complex projects worldwide.

  • Understanding of ‘the 3 Gs’: Geology, Geometry, and Groundwater
  • Diligent, thoughtful, well-communicated analysis and reporting
  • Several international highprofile large loss engagements

Timely. Thorough. Thoughtful.

 

06/27/2018

2018 Forensic Investigation Forum: Ottawa
30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm was pleased to host the 2018 Forensic Investigation Forum in our nation’s...
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04/25/2018

Segmental Retaining Wall Failures
Segmental retaining walls (SRWs) or modular block retaining walls have gained popularity over the years as a soil retention...
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02/26/2018

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Geotechnical Group with the Appointment of Dr. Ahmed Fahmy
30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ahmed...
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12/06/2017

30 Forensic Engineering Strengthens Geotechnical and Mining Group with the Appointment of Xiangyu Li
30 Forensic Engineering, Canada’s leading and fully-independent multi-disciplinary forensics firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Xiangyu Li M.Sc....
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02/09/2016

Geoff Lay Awarded His P.Eng. Designation
Giffin Koerth is proud to annouce Geoff Lay has been awarded his P.Eng Designation by the Professional Engineers of...
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12/04/2015

GK’s Geotechnical & Mining Group Principal, Richard Stahl, Presents at Mining Insurance Group (MIG) Committee Meeting
On Thursday, December 3rd, Giffin Koerth’s Geotechnical and Mining Principal, Richard Stahl, presented at the Toronto Committee Meeting of...
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