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RELIABLE HYDROGEOLOGICAL 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 compaction and soil and asphalt testing. 

 

With over 30 years of experience in Toronto, ON, our team is well-equipped to address your project’s geotechnical engineering requirements. It 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 we can offer our clients. Fisher Engineering Limited strongly feels that by providing 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

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IN MANY CITIES AND REGIONAL MUNICIPALITIES WITHIN THE GTA, GEOTECHNICAL & HYDROGEOLOGY ASSESSMENTS ARE MANDATORY WITH SITE PLAN APPLICATIONS

What Is Geotechnical Engineering?

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 and 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.

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What Is Geotechnical Engineering?

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Why Geotech Should Be Your New Mantra

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GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION

Regarding construction projects, the geotechnical engineer is tasked with analyzing soil quality and understanding the topography to construct a strong foundation for 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 contact us 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.

Why Do You Need Geotechnical?

Contractors

Contractors must know relevant regulatory and mandate changes before and during construction. These include:

 

  • Site assessments

  • Detailed investigation analysis

  • On-site inspections

 

Working with Fisher Engineering Limited ensures you are up-to-date.

Banks

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 financial institutions request.

Developers

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.

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WHO NEEDS GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING?

Geotechnical engineering plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety, stability, and longevity of construction projects. From residential buildings to large-scale infrastructure, various stakeholders rely on the expertise of geotechnical engineers to navigate the complexities of the underlying soil and rock formations. 

 

Landowners

For landowners, especially those looking to develop or build on a property, geotechnical engineering is necessary. We assist landowners by conducting thorough site investigations to evaluate soil conditions and provide recommendations for foundation design, slope stability, and drainage solutions.

 

Developers

Construction project developers rely on geotechnical engineering to mitigate risks associated with soil variability and ground conditions. Fisher Engineering Limited employs advanced geotechnical techniques to assess the feasibility of proposed developments. 

 

Architects

Architects collaborate closely with geotechnical engineers to design structures harmoniously integrated with the site's geological characteristics. We collaborate with architects to provide geotechnical data and analysis, enabling them to create designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound.

 

Contractors

Contractors responsible for executing the construction process rely on geotechnical engineers to implement appropriate foundation systems and earthwork strategies. Fisher Engineering Limited offers valuable insights on excavation, shoring, and dewatering techniques, ensuring that construction proceeds efficiently and safely.

 

Individual planners (PM's)

Individual Planners (PMs) oversee the execution of construction projects. Geotechnical engineering expertise is crucial, as it aids in risk assessment, cost estimation, and project scheduling. 

 

City and municipalities

City and municipal authorities play a critical role in regulating construction and ensuring the safety and stability of the built environment. Geotechnical engineering assessments are essential for permitting and regulatory compliance. 

 

Contact Fisher Engineering Limited for expert geotechnical engineering in Toronto, ON.

Hydrogeology

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 conducted to support:

  • Preliminary screening (baseline/desktop study)

  • Planning applications

  • Well-design, installation, sampling, and abandonment

  • Permit to take water applications

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An Overview of Hydrogeological Studies

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OUR GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING SERVICES

Rock, Soil, and Material tests include 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 DO WE ANALYSE?

 

Fisher Engineering Limited partners with independent professionals and the general public across the province to help analyze geotechnical samples and 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. 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 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 necessary to determine if the materials meet the project specifications. 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 samples, please call us!


If you are submitting your samples, you will need to fill out our Chain of Custody.

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Why Choose Us?

 

Over the years, Fisher Engineering Limited has provided clients with dependable geotechnical engineering services in Toronto and throughout Ontario. There are many reasons to choose us, including:

 

  • Over 30 years of experience in the field

  • Comprehensive services

  • Adherence to the highest standards of quality

  • Safety guaranteed

  • Personalized Solutions

  • Excellent client experience


If you require geotechnical engineering services in Toronto and the GTA region, please get in touch with our team.

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