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Terrestrial Geotechnics

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Consulting in Terrestrial Geotechnical Research and Exploration Programs


Development and management of geotechnical research programs in accordance with the technical specifications of the projected works and under the framework of the requirements of current technical regulations.

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Consultancy in Design and Evaluation of Marine and Terrestrial Geotechnical Design Parameters


Review, analysis and recommendation on the results of in-situ research, geophysical research and laboratory tests, concluding with the most optimal alternatives according to the client's needs.


In-Situ Testing and Auscultations


During the execution of drilling, geotechnical tests are carried out in-situ in order to determine the design parameters necessary for the type of soil and according to the type of work projected. All our tests and on-site auscultations are carried out under recognized technical regulations and quality standards.


  • Standard Penetration Tests: SPT - Standard NTP 339,133; ASTM D-1586

  • Rotation and Traction Tests in SPT-T. - Standard NBR-6484

  • Dynamic Penetration Tests: LPT. - DIN 2137 standard

  • Dynamic Penetration Tests: Peck's Cone. - Standard UNE 103-801: 1994

  • Static Penetration Tests with the Dutch Cone CPT. - Standard NTP 339.148 (ASTM D-3441)

  • Vane Cutting Tests. - Standard NTP 339.155 (ASTM D-2573)

  • Static Penetration Tests CPTu. - ASTM D-5778-12 Standard

  • Permeability tests Le Franc. - ASTM D-4631-95 Standard

  • Lugeon Permeability Assays. - ASTM D-4630-96 Standard

  • Hydrogating trials. - ASTM D-4645

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Geotechnical Instrumentation


We supply, install and monitor advanced technology instruments to directly determine the hydrogeological and stress and deformation conditions of soils and rocks; satisfying the design criteria and prediction of the risk condition.


  • Supply and installation of Casagrande and Vibrating Wire Piezometers.

  • Supply and Installation of Inclinometers.

  • Supply for Geophysical tests (Downhole, Crosshole).

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Soil Mechanics Studies through manual excavations, auscultations and field tests


In order to determine the foundation conditions of buildings on fine or granular soils, we carry out manual excavations up to 25.00 m deep and in-situ tests. We carry out this operation with personnel with proven experience and technical training in safety for work in confined spaces.

  • Calicatas and trenches.

  • Field Density Assays. - Standard NTP 339.143, ASTM D-1556, NTP 339.144 and ASTM D-3080.

  • Light Dynamic Penetration Tests: DPL. - Standard NTP 339.161, DIN 4094.

  • Plate Load Tests. - Standard UNE 103808: 2006, UNE 103807: 2008 and ASTM E2835-11

  • Others.


Supervision of Geotechnical Projects


Monitoring and control of the work commissioned, verifying compliance with the technical, safety, environmental and contractual labor standards and specifications of the following specialties:


  1. Building works.

  2. Waterworks.

  3. Special foundations (piles, others).

  4. Geotechnical works (anchors, slope stabilization).

  5. Special works.


Instrumentation and Monitoring of Control Devices


We monitor geotechnical instrumentation to determine the behavior of soil instability, its evolution over time and the effect on the safety and integrity of the structures involved. With the information collected, the type of geotechnical control to manage risks and early warning systems is defined.

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Design of foundations, anchors, dams and walls


We carry out designs under geotechnical models of shallow and deep foundation systems, as well as ground stabilization and active or passive support systems.

  1. Shallow foundations.

  2. Deep foundations.

  3. Design of anchorages and anchored screens.

  4. Design of earth, rock and tailings dams.

  5. Retaining walls.

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Terrestrial Geotechnical Research and Exploration


We carry out geotechnical research for all types of land infrastructure.

We have ...

  • Experience in more than 1,430 projects nationwide.

  • Experience in more than 50 large-scale projects.

  • Diamond drillings with continuous recovery of samples or controls.

  • Experience and qualification of our collaborators in geological-geotechnical exploration.

  • Ability to access very remote places for the development of projects.

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