• Multi-Modal Facilities

    Multi-Modal Facilities

    ESP performed the geotechnical, geophysical study and construction and foundation design recommendations for a new railroad/transportation terminal. This transportation hub will include shipping rail, commuter rail, local light rail, bus, vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

  • Roadway Subsidence Assessments

    Roadway Subsidence Assessments

    Subsidence assessments investigate potential causes of distress features observed on State DOT roadways. ESP provides geotechnical engineering, geophysical testing, and the installation and monitoring of geotechnical instrumentation to determine probable causes of failures and provide recommendations for remediation and repair.

  • Highways and Bridges

    Highways and Bridges

    ESP routinely performs geotechnical subsurface investigations and prepares Structure Subsurface Investigation Inventory Reports for projects that involve new highways, widened/replacement highways, new bridges, replacement bridges, and other related transportation structures.

  • Geotechnical Engineering for State DOT's

    Geotechnical Engineering for State DOT's

    ESP has maintained an on-call contract for geotechnical engineering services with the NCDOT Geotechnical Engineering Group since 2012 and has also provided geotechnical engineering services for numerous teams for express design-build bridge projects throughout the state of North Carolina.

Geotechnical engineering for highway, bridge and/or rail projects have unique requirements. State specific procedures, requirements and methodologies must be rigorously followed.

ESP’s transportation geotechnical professionals are skilled in these specific needs, including LRFD foundation design. We serve federal, state, municipal, construction, and transportation design clients with coordinated geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental, geophysical, and surveying services to support new and existing transportation projects.

Transportation Geotechnical Engineering Services:

  • Roadway subsurface investigations
  • Roadway Inventory Reports
  • Roadway Recommendation Reports
  • Structure subsurface investigations
  • Foundation type and sizing design
  • Recommendation reports
  • Unstable subgrade investigation and subgrade stabilization design
  • Geophysical analysis of subsurface concerns
  • Environmental site assessments and contamination studies
  • Site remediation design, permitting, and implementation
  • Noise and vibration monitoring
  • Structure condition evaluations