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Columbus, Georgia

We are proud to serve Central and South Georgia through our Columbus location. Our Columbus office is led by Mitch Britt, P.E., one of the firm’s principals and a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience as a geotechnical engineer. Mr. Britt’s technical experience includes geotechnical subsurface exploration for varied projects; evaluations, monitoring; Special Inspections; and field supervision. He leads a team that includes geotechnical engineers, construction materials testing (CMT) field technicians, environmental consultants and certified inspectors.

Our Columbus team has an extensive knowledge of the area’s geology, enabling them to provide well-informed site knowledge to meet your project needs. In addition to geotechnical and environmental consulting services, our Columbus office offers Special Inspection services to ensure compliance with International Building Code (IBC) requirements, as well as special services, such as geophysical site evaluations, floor flatness testing, StructureScan Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Pile Driving Analysis (PDA), thermal image scanning, and more.

We would love to work with you—our team of professional engineers and CMT experts look forward to learning how we can help you build Georgia. Visit our Services page to learn more about the solutions we provide, and consider partnering with us—fill out our simple Request a Proposal form today.

What Columbus Has to Offer

Interested in pursuing career opportunities with Building & Earth’s Columbus location? You’ve made the right choice! Columbus is the third largest city in Georgia and the fourth largest metropolitan area, which boasts a population of 303,811.

The city is situated on the Chattahoochee River, and hosts the longest urban whitewater course in the world. Whitewater rafting not your thing? Make sure to visit the National Infantry Museum, where you can experience more than 200 years of history of the United States Infantry. Fun fact: the city is just north of Fort Benning. Don’t forget to make time for the Coca-Cola Space Science Center and the Omnisphere Planetarium. Fun fact #2: Coca-Cola was actually invented in Columbus more than a century ago. Columbus is also the home to Columbus State University, a major regional center of higher education.

If you’re more into exploring the arts, Columbus has something for you, too. The city has many options for getting in touch with your creative side, including the State Theatre of Georgia, the Columbus Museum, the Springer Opera House, and the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.

Interested in exploring a career with Building & Earth in Columbus? Visit our Careers page to see our job openings. Click the links below to find out why Columbus could be your next home:

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 Services

To avoid the cost and stress of dealing with hazardous materials Building & Earth provides Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) as well as lead and asbestos surveys.

  • Geological Investigations
  • Site Selection Evaluation Studies

  • Phase I ESA
  • Phase II ESA
  • 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

AFLAC Customer Support Building - geotechnical site investigation, CMT, special inspection services

AFLAC Customer Support Building

Location: Columbus, GA
Project Value: $20 Million
Project Scope: Provided a full geotechnical site investigation as well as construction materials testing (CMT) and special inspection services including soils, subgrade inspection, concrete, masonry, structural steel, fireproofing evaluation and NPDES stormwater monitoring for a 75,000 sqf. multi-story office building. Key project services included monitoring of shallow foundation installation and monitoring backfill of large foundation walls.