Instrumentation and Deep Foundation Testing

Geotechnical instrumentation and deep foundation testing is routinely undertaken for the evaluation of construction effects, especially in urban areas; for verification of design assumptions; and as part of project safety programs.  From program management, planning and design, through installation, monitoring and evaluation, GZA provides instrumentation and testing systems to owners, engineers and contractors on projects above and below ground.  Just as ground behavior varies from site to site, so do the goals of our clients.

GZA has provided comprehensive services and solutions for complex underground construction projects for over 50 years. We have completed thousands of instrumentation programs and have established ourselves as one of the finest geotechnical field measurement organizations in the country. Our extensive field capabilities are supplemented by our predictive modeling, data management, theoretical analysis, design and report preparation strengths.

Geotechnical instrumentation systems are essential in helping project teams understand the behavior resulting from various underground construction activities. Our capabilities include:

  • Automated data acquisition systems
  • Deformation of soil and rock
  • Loads on ground support systems
  • Stress and deformations of tunnel lining systems
  • Soil and rock pressure
  • Vibration monitoring
  • Pile driving (dynamic load capacity and stresses during driving)
  • Groundwater pressure
  • Settlement and cracking of buildings
  • Real-time web based data presentation