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Columbus, Georgia

  • Welcome to Building & Earth’s Columbus, GA branch office home page. As one of the fastest growing consutlting engineering companies in the country, we are proud to be a part of the Columbus community. We are a leader in our industry, demonstrated by numerous regional and national awards and recognition we have earned for our projects. Our environmental and geotechnical engineers, and construction materials testing experts (CMT) are dedicated to providing high quality professional services. Our services include geotechnical and environmental services, evaluations, monitoring, and special inspections.

    Our consulting engineers have evaluated the varied geographic layout of Columbus, GA and its surrounding cities. Understanding the varied geography of the area enables our engineers to understand our clients and implement successful projects. As geotechnical engineers, CMT experts, and environmental engineers, we provide customized solutions for our clients. We enjoy building close professional relationships with our clients because we realize that the more we understand, the more successful your projects will be.

    The Columbus  branch is managed by Mitch Britt, who brings over 20 years of experience to our local office. Mr. Britt’s technical background includes geotechnical subsurface exploration for varied projects; evaluations; monitoring; inspections; and field supervision. Mr. Britt strives to build and maintain excellent client relationships so that he and his team can fulfill our client’s needs.

    With 19 offices throughout the country and registration in 35 states, our local professionals can consult with environmental and geotechnical professionals throughout the country. We employ some of the best engineers in the nation. We know having top-notch experts on our teams allows our firm to provide excellent service and excellent results. We maintain a strong internal quality program because we are committed to delivering best-in-class results to our clients. We ensure our geotechnical engineers, environmental engineers, and CMT experts receive timely technical training to help them stay current in their fields.

    Call our Columbus branch today and ask our local experts how we can help you successfully implement 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 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.