Geotechnical Engineering and Hydrogeology are just two of the many specialties that we are able to offer our clients. Fisher strongly feels that by offering Geotechnical and Hydrogeological services together with Environmental Engineering under one roof, we help you:
1. Cut unnecessary duplication of services.
2. Help you gain the best “whole system” perspective for your project.
IN MANY CITIES AND REGIONAL MUNICIPALITIES
WITHIN THE GTA
GEOTECHNICAL & HYDROGEOLOGY ASSESSMENTS ARE MANDATORY WITH SITE PLAN APPLICATIONS
Fisher can assist all sectors, large and small, with site evaluation, project plan preparations, and specifications for site development projects.
This assistance is in the form of recommending a feasible foundation system (or systems), pavements, slopes, retaining structures and more.
Our team brings the necessary design parameters, evaluates reuse of on-site materials, and recommends appropriate earthwork methodologies through:
Rock, Soil, Material tests such as: soil proctor density, sieve gradation, concrete compressive strength and hydrometer tests.
Typically needed pre-building to evaluate penetration with drilling.
Fast 5 - 10 day in-house turn-around.
Note some tests require extra time for analysis.
What Is Geotechnical Engineering?
Why Geotech Should Be Your New Mantra
Contractors need to be aware of relevant regulatory and mandate changes before and during construction. These include:
Working with Fisher ensures you are up-to-date.
Banks are interested in Geotechnical reports if financing is required.
Such reports are often in conjunction with environmental assessments (ESAs).
Working with Fisher, saves time and costs with all the required reports requested by financial institutions.
Developers who own or are prospecting property can combine their future geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology needs with their environmental assessment activities.
Working with Fisher, saves time and costs with simultaneous deep drilling and pre-construction analysis.
Who Needs Geotechnical?
Individual Planners (PM’s)
City and Municipalities
Hydrogeology involves the evaluation of a property’s site watershed and water resources, including services related to the identification, evaluation, remediation and protection of ground and surface water.
Hydrogeological studies must be prepared by a Qualified Person (QP). A QP is a licensed Professional Geoscientist or qualified Professional Engineer as set out in the Professional Geoscientists Act of Ontario.
Hydrogeological studies are be conducted in support of:
1. Preliminary Screening (Baseline/Desktop Study)
2. Planning Applications
3. Well Design, Installation, Sampling and Abandonment
4. Permit to Take Water Applications