The depth and breadth of our geotechnical engineering design skills and experience provide the ideal foundation for successful construction projects and site development.

Specialty Areas:

  • Foundation Design (Shallow & Deep)
  • Retaining Wall Design
  • Pavement Design
  • Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Berms
  • Excavation Support
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Specialty Testing

Understanding subsurface conditions and developing effective geotechnical engineering solutions is key to initiating a successful construction project. We start by getting to know our clients’ goals and expectations to develop a design strategy suited to the project uncertainties and complexities.

By integrating geotechnical expertise with capabilities in environmental services and knowledge of construction practices, we deliver practical yet creative approaches to complex underground engineering and environmental challenges. In fact, our geotechnical engineers deliver the highest value to clients when subsurface conditions present multiple challenges and are the most difficult.

Sanborn Head’s geotechnical design expertise ranges from multi-level below-grade foundations for urban high-rise buildings, to suburban mixed-use developments, to university campuses, and to infrastructures, such as dams, landfills, and natural gas facilities.

We complement skills in traditional geotechnical engineering practices with state-of-the-art geotechnical investigation testing methods, which are particularly valuable where soils are less than ideal for foundation conditions. These testing methods help identify and optimize foundation design options to limit construction costs.

Underpinning all our firm’s geotechnical services is a commitment to add value to our clients’ projects through diligence, responsiveness, technical expertise, and teamwork.