Goetechnical Engineering Services
Lambert and Associates addresses difficult geotechnical engineering conditions that may influence the design, construction and performance of a project.
Our studies provide an assessment of the site geotechnical engineering conditions.
Lambert and Associates studies typically address difficult site characteristics.
The information we obtain from our studies is used to provide the geotechnical engineering design parameters, comments, suggestions, and recommendations needed for the planning, design, and construction phases of a project.
Lambert and Associates is available to provide our materials testing services for your project from our Grand Junction and Montrose, Colorado offices. Our testing capability includes soil materials, concrete, asphalt, and aggregate. We are also able to provide a Project Engineer or Field Technician for observations (e.g. Driven Piles, Drilled Piers, Rebar Installation, Deep Foundations and Testing). These services are provided on an as-needed basis with at least 24 hours advance request by telephone to our material testing scheduling personnel.
Our laboratory testing capabilities include testing equipment for Triaxial Compression Soil Strength and fifteen (15) pressure cells, which are also used for High Pressure Flexible Membrane Permeability tests. We have a six (6) station falling head permeability option. We have three (3) Direct Shear Soil Strength machines and an Unconfined Compression machine for Soil Strength tests. We have Asphalt Marshal test equipment and four (4) Concrete Compression Strength testing machines. Other equipment includes twenty-one (21) consolidation frames, which are used to measure Soil Sample Settlement, Swell Pressure and Expansion Potential. We have equipment to perform Los Angeles Abrasion tests of aggregate samples, California Bearing Ratio tests and Soil Classification tests (e.g. Atterberg Limits & Gradation, Hydrometer & Sieve Analysis and Sand Equivalent tests).
Our laboratory capacities include an Asphalt Binder Ignition oven, Asphalt Vacuum Extraction Machine and an Asphalt Centrifuge. Each is used to determine the asphalt content of an asphalt concrete mix.
Our field technician equipment includes six (6) Campbell Pacific Nuclear Soil Moisture Content/Density Gauges and additional equipment for soil, concrete and asphalt material testing. We have Sand Cone Density equipment for soil testing. Additionally, the technician's trucks are equipped with concrete testing materials/equipment. We have three (3) small/portable coring rigs to obtain core samples from asphalt and concrete flatwork and walls if needed.
We will report to you or your representative and provide you with our comments and test results as the information is generated daily. The test results and daily field reports will also be emailed to you on a regular basis to document the information we submit to you daily on-site as the tests are taken. The rate for our field technician includes the vehicle, all of the equipment necessary to perform the tests requested and the clerical time to type test results and daily field reports.
Lambert and Associates also provide other services tailored to your needs. These include the installation and monitoring of piezometers. We install crack monitoring devices, and we are available to monitor these. When a project does not perform as anticipated, we provide forensic geotechnical engineering consulting to generate mitigation alternatives.
Lambert and Associates work with a wide variety of clients all over the Western United States.
One of the benefits of working with Lambert and Associates as a contractor is that we bring the know-how, supervision, and specialized equipment to you.
We offer non-biased advice that gets projects off the ground and keeps them running smoothly.
Lambert and Associates offer engineers practical input to their design recommendations, coming in at the end of their process.
We are available to work with other contractors in bidding and executing federal government contracts.
We offer a wide array of litigation support services, including appearing as expert witnesses for cases that involve soil and groundwater issues.