Auburn, Alabama

Geotechnical Engineers Auburn Alabama

  • Thank you for visiting the home page of Building & Earth’s Auburn, AL location. Located in several regions across the nation, Building & Earth, a consulting engineering firm, is proud to serve the Auburn, Alabama metro area. We have won excellence awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors Alabama and North Alabama chapters for projects we have completed in the state. We are also proud to have received national awards and recognition for services provided by our geotechnical engineers, environmental engineers, and other construction experts. In addition to geotechnical engineering and environmental engineering services, we also perform construction materials testing (CMT) and special inspection services to ensure compliance with International Building Code (IBC) regulations.

    We are thrilled to serve The Loveliest Village On The Plains, Home of the Tigers! Our local consulting engineers have assessed the local geography of the city and its surrounding areas. Understanding the geographical layout helps us deliver successful projects to our clients because we have a deep understanding of the land. Our team of geotechnical engineers, construction materials testing experts, and environmental engineers provide innovative solutions and customizations for our clients. We seek to truly understand our client’s needs, knowing the more we understand, the more successful your project will be.

    Our geotechnical engineers and environmental engineers are some of the best in class across the country. We know employing the best employees provides our clients with the best project results. We have a strong focus on our internal quality program and professional and technical training programs offered to our employees. Because we have branches throughout the U.S. and are registered in 35 states, our local experts can reach out quickly to other experts across the nation.

    Call us today and find out how our Auburn, AL office can ensure the success of your next project.

What We Do

Construction Materials Testing

Building & Earth provides a full range construction materials testing (CMT) services including Laboratory and Field Testing, Soil Testing, Asphalt Testing and Concrete Testing.

Field Testing

  • Compaction and Moisture Testing of Soil and Base
  • Foundation Observations
  • Concrete testing including Slump, Air Content, Compressive strength
  • Masonry Testing and Observation Services
  • Asphalt Testing Services

Soil Testing

  • Modified & Standard Proctor
  • Swell Testing of Plastic Soils
  • Classification Tests (Gradation/Atterberg Limit Tests)
  • California Bearing Ratio
  • Limerock Bearing Ratio

Asphalt Testing

  • Superpave Mix Evaluation
  • Stability & Flow
  • Marshall Density
  • Bulk Specific Gravity
  • Extraction/Gradation

Concrete Testing

  • Compressive Strength
  • Flexural Strength
  • Unit Weight
  • Mix Design
  • Splitting Tensile Test

Drilling and Coring Services

Our drilling and coring services team has vast knowledge of testing and evaluating subsurface conditions and materials.

  • Split Spoon and Shelby Tube Sampling
  • Rock Coring
  • Concrete Coring
  • Mineral Investigation

  • Borrow Pit Investigation
  • Well Monitoring
  • All-Terrain Drilling Capabilities

Environmental Consulting Services

Equipped with extensive experience, our environmental consultants perform environmental analysis and investigations for all your project needs.

  • Environmental Consulting
  • Environmental Engineers staffing
  • Geological Investigations
  • Program/Project Management

  • Underground Storage Tank Management
  • Hazardous and Solid Waste Management
  • Identification of Hazardous Materials in Buildings
  • Site Selection Evaluation Studies

Environmental Site Assessment Services

Consider ordering an Environmental Site Assessment, or ESA, before purchasing a business property or a commercial structure.

  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  • Phase II Environmental Site Assessments

  • ESAs to comply with National Environmental Policy Act

Geotechnical Engineering Services

Our professional geotechnical engineers possess significant experience with the unique subsurface geological conditions of each region we service.

  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Geotechnical consulting
  • Geotechnical Engineers staffing
  • Subsurface exploration
  • Geophysical seismic site classification
  • Dynamic soils properties (seismic and cyclical)
  • Ground penetrating radar (GPR) studies
  • Site excavation planning including dewatering design

  • Engineering geology/geologic studies
  • Mechanically-stabilized earth fill design
  • Sinkhole exploration and remediation recommendations
  • Impoundment liner design
  • Field permeability testing
  • Field soil strength testing
  • Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring

Inspection Services

We offer a broad array of special inspection services including: structured steel inspections, masonry inspections, coatings inspections, roofing inspections, pavement inspections and failure investigation and analysis.

Structural Steel Inspections

  • Certified Welding Inspectors
  • Audit of plant and field procedures to determine conformance
  • Destructive and nondestructive testing
  • Welder and procedure qualification
  • Prepare and evaluate welding procedures

Masonry Inspections

  • Reinforcing steel observation
  • Preparing and testing mortar and grout specimens
  • Concrete block, brick and masonry prism testing
  • Observation of conformance with construction documents
  • Absorption and Efflorescence

Coatings Inspections

  • Fireproofing-thickness, density, adhesion/cohesion
  • Intumescent Paint
  • Paint – wet and dry film thickness

Roofing Inspections

  • Roofing Inspectors
  • Evaluation of roofing materials and specifications
  • Application and conformance monitoring

Pavement Inspections

  • Pavement management services
  • Pavement Condition Surveys and tests for functional and structural distress

Failure Investigation and Analysis

  • Evaluate distress in architectural and structural materials
  • Provide litigation support and expert services

Special Services

  • Seismic Site Classification utilizing shear wave analysis (Re-Mi)
  • Non-invasive studies utililizing StructureScan/UtilityScan ground penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • Floor Flatness Profiling utilizing FACE Dipstick Device
  • Thermal Image Scanning utilizing FLIR
  • Slip Resistance Testing
  • Concrete Floor Gloss Testing (Static Coefficient of Friction)
  • Condition Survey of Structures

Featured Project

Shops at Grand River - Geotech Eval & CMT

Shops at Grand River

Location: Leeds, AL
Project Value: $127 Million
Project Scope: Provided geotechnical evaluation and construction materials testing services for 350,000 sqf upscale outlet mall complex located on a 60-acre site with significant earth and rock material movement. 1st phase of a multiphase 6,500 acre master planned development.