RELIABLHYDROGEOLOGICAL AND GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING IN TORONTO ON
In any construction project, a strong foundation is important for the building structure. Geotechnical engineering is the essential service to determine the strength of the foundation. Fisher Engineering Limited provides complete environmental engineering and geotechnical solutions to the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. We are a full-service licensed geotechnical engineering firm specializing in many services, such as soil and water remediation and designated substance surveys.
With over 30 years of experience in Toronto, ON, our team is well-equipped to address your project’s geotechnical engineering requirements and can assist you with site evaluation, project plan preparations, and specifications for site development projects. If you require geotechnical engineering in Toronto, ON and the Greater Toronto Area, call us to discuss your project requirements with us.
Know What You’re Up Against
Geotechnical Engineering and Hydrogeology are just two of the many specialties that we can offer our clients. Fisher Engineering Limited 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
Geotechnical engineering is an applied science that focuses on the foundations of construction projects and the factors that affect them. These factors include soil composition, slope stability, and groundwater conditions. Geotechnical engineering services are employed throughout all phases of a construction project to ensure the safety of structures as well as the safety of the people who live in and use these structures.
With our geotechnical engineering services in Toronto, ON and the GTA region, you can optimize your operations and business operations.
Geotechnical Engineering & Construction
When it comes to construction projects, the geotechnical engineer is tasked with analyzing the quality of soil, understanding the topography to be able to construct the strong foundation of a building. To do that, the expert gathers and analyzes soil samples to determine the soil type. The site’s topography is also studied to ensure that the structure will stand against natural forces like flooding, erosion, or seismic events.
Please get in touch if you'd like to learn more about how our geotechnical engineering services can serve your construction project in Toronto, ON and the GTA region.
Banks are interested in Geotechnical reports if financing is required.
Such reports are often in conjunction with environmental assessments (ESAs).
Working with Fisher Engineering Limited 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 Engineering Limited saves time and costs with simultaneous deep drilling and pre-construction analysis.
What Do We Analyse?
Fisher Geotechnical Laboratory partners with independent professionals and the general public across the province to help analyze geotechnical samples and/or provide support with sample collection. If you require support with the investigation, identification, or collection of samples, please contact us directly.
Our geotechnical services are divided into three categories:
Soil and Aggregates: Soil Classification, Gradation, Proctor, and Plasticity
Soil Tests are typically about soil classification and include sieve analysis, hydrometer, plasticity (Atterberg)and specific gravity tests. The result is used to predict the mechanical and chemical behaviour of the soil sample. The test of the percentage of organic content in the soil is also available for organic soil samples.
Aggregate tests include sieve analysis, proctor test, and percentage of crushed, asphalt coated and flat and elongated particles. In reports, results are compared with OPSS regulations of sample material. The Proctor test result is the reference number for backfill and engineering fill tests on site.
Concrete, Mortar and Grout: Slump, Air Content, and Compressive Strength
Concerns with fresh concrete include uniformity, workability and consolidation. For fresh concrete, tests typically include slump, air content and temperature for fresh concrete. Once the concrete is self-consolidated, the slump test is changed to the slump flow test.
Quality concrete needs a proper mix of materials and environmental and workmanship conditions. Tests play a certain role in ensuring that materials used in a structure meet the specification requirement. The compressive strength test is the most important test for hardened concrete, mortar and grout samples.
Asphalt: Hot mix Full Marshall, Extraction and Gradation
Quality asphalt mixtures need a proper combination of material and workmanship. No amount of proper workmanship can compensate for poor material quality. Tests are important in determining if the materials meet the project specification. A Full Marshall test for hot mix asphalt includes extraction, gradation, asphalt cement content, bulk relative density, maximum relative density and Marshall flow test.
If you would like more information on timing, fast-tracking, and emergencies or have questions about our collection of your samples or how to submit your own samples, please call us!
If you are submitting your own samples, you will need to fill out our Chain of Custody.