Incorporated in December 1998, Building & Earth is a professional engineering firm specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, Special Inspections per I.B.C./I.C.C. and environmental consulting. Our firm was founded by professionals with experience providing innovative solutions for the design and construction industry.
From a group of 6 individuals in Birmingham, Alabama, Building & Earth has grown to become a firm registered in 35 states with a staff of over 170 people and offices in twelve cities supporting clients throughout the United States.
Building & Earth maintains a strong working relationship with government and private sector interests that ensures up-to-the-minute knowledge of environmental services trends.READ MORE
Building & Earth offers comprehensive services in the field of geotechnical engineering with a staff of highly responsive geotechnical engineers registered in 35 states.READ MORE
Building & Earth provides a full range of field and laboratory construction materials testing (CMT) services and employs a staff of experienced materials engineers and technicians.READ MORE
Building & Earth's materials engineers and certified technicians perform a broad array of Special Inspections services.READ MORE
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Our Project Experience
UAB Campus Recreation Center
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Project Value: $21 Million
Market: Higher Education
Project Scope: Provided preliminary and final geotechnical exploration and consultation during the planning stages of this 2 story-152,275 sqf. facility with mezzanine and depressed lower level as well as materials testing services during construction phase
SoHo/Homewood City Hall
Location: Homewood, Alabama
Project Value: $55 Million
Project Scope: Performed materials testing and Special Inspection Services for mixed use development consisting of 2 multi-story concrete and steel framed residential/retail buildings on a combination of drilled piers and spread footings co-located with a new city hall/municipal building all above a subterranean parking area.
Church of the Highlands
Location: Irondale, Alabama
Project Value: $15 Million
Market: Houses of Worship
Project Scope: Performed geotechnical investigation and construction materials testing for the construction of a new campus including a $15 Million 127,000 square feet first phase. Ultimately, over 1.1 Million cubic yards of material were moved, including 480,000 cubic yards of rock over a 120 acre site.
LeHigh Cement Expansion
Location: Leeds, Alabama
Project Value: $50 Million
Project Scope: Provided geotechnical exploration, foundation installation observation and construction materials testing for major expansion including a 160' diameter by 200' tall cement storage silo as well as geotechnical services for planned stockpile of 2 million+ cubic yards of material as part of the quarry relocation.
Walmart Distribution Centers
Project Value: N/A
Project Scope: Performed construction materials testing services and inspections including floor flatness observation for multiple distribution centers ranging in size from 700,000 to 1.6 million sqf.