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What we do

Geosciences

soil plug samples

In a highly competitive operating environment, clients are under pressure to develop projects quickly, efficiently, and sustainably. Advisian understands the need for continual innovation and flexibility in dealing with unplanned changes resulting from the geotechnical risks associated with extractive industries and infrastructure development.

Innovative solutions through informed problem solving

Managing unexpected site conditions, such as soft ground, coastal or clayey soils, foundation installations, represents some of the most significant cost and schedule risks to asset development.

Having an improved understanding and management of these risks by characterizing site features, interpreting and understanding these features, and then developing designs which appreciate the risk of any particular site supports successful project completion.

Through a truly integrated and streamlined approach, we identify project requirements, undertake complex geotechnical studies, and provide comprehensive specialist design and advice to clients throughout the project lifecycle.

Our consultants bring a unique blend of technical expertise and extensive practical, on-site experience. Through our global network, we bring holistic, sustainable solutions to design and construction challenges that expedite development time frames, while providing quality, value, and safe working environments.

We have proven through implementation that innovation is most often driven by an understanding of the whole solution, working across disciplines to understand, challenge, and redefine the critical design cases. Our design works hand-in-hand with adjacent engineering disciplines to continuously pursue optimal and innovative design.

Our services include:

  • Engineering geology: desktop studies, aerial photo interpretation, site reconnaissance, in situ testing, geophysics, laboratory testing, site instrumentation, and monitoring
  • Geotechnical engineering design: foundations, excavations, slopes, retaining structures, tunnels, and ground improvement
  • Numerical analysis in 2D and 3D optimized design and assessment of ground displacements and soil-structure interaction
  • Tunnel engineering: investigation, planning, design, documentation, and construction supervision of tunnels for roads, rail, power supply, water supply,     and sewerage systems