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Tulsa, Oklahoma

We are proud to serve Northeast Oklahoma through our Tulsa location. Our Tulsa office is led by Marco Silvestre, P.E., a seasoned professional with more than 17 years of experience as a geotechnical engineer. Mr. Silvestre’s experience includes expertise in exploration and evaluation of subsurface conditions, as well as a full range of construction materials testing and Special Inspections per IBC services. He leads a team that includes geotechnical engineers, construction materials testing (CMT) field technicians, environmental consultants and certified inspectors.

Our Tulsa 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 Tulsa 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 Northeast Oklahoma. 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 Tulsa Has to Offer

Interested in pursuing career opportunities with Building & Earth’s Tulsa location? You’ve made the right choice! Tulsa, also known as the Gateway to Green Country, has a population of 401,800 residents.

Visiting Tulsa? Take your pick of local museums, shopping and local eateries. Tulsa’s beautiful downtown features one of the country’s biggest collections of art-deco buildings. The city’s architectural works of art include designs by Frank Lloyd Wright, Francis Barry Byrne, and Bruce Goff.

Big-city amenities and architecture don’t necessarily mean a high cost of living, though. Forbes named Tulsa one of the top 10 most affordable cities in the United States in 2017. The city’s cost of living is 6% below the national average. In 2018, Realtor.com included Tulsa in its list of the top 10 housing markets of the year.

Interested in exploring a career with Building & Earth in Tulsa? Visit our Careers page to see our job openings. Click the links below to find out why Tulsa 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

St. John Broken Arrow Hospital

St. John Broken Arrow Hospital - CMT services

St. John Broken Arrow Hospital

Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Project Value: $97 Million
Project Scope: Provided construction materials testing(CMT) services for 6 story, 96 bed hospital and medical office building.