Civil Engineering

With a history of engineering in challenging ground conditions and complex projects, Itasca engineers and scientists have an unparalleled knowledge of numerical modeling and other advanced engineering analysis techniques. Itasca works on a wide variety of projects for owners, government, and other consultants, including:

  • Site characterization
  • Slope and portal stability and design
  • Tunnel infrastructure
  • Surface transportation infrastructure
  • Ground-structure interaction
  • Foundations
  • Cavern stability, support, and deformation
  • Dam and spillway stability
  • Levees and floodwalls
  • Marine structures
  • Hydroelectric power plants

Civil engineering and geotechnical services offered include:

  • Field work to measure material properties
  • Material property review
  • Monitoring the evolution of the stress and displacement during the excavation of tunnels and underground structure of any type
  • Validation of tunnel construction design
  • Optimizing building systems in soil or rock in an excavation or along a slope
  • Stability analysis and remediation of historical monuments or landmarks
  • Back-analysis of sinkhole formation and forward prediction
  • Modeling of soil/rock structure interaction in static or dynamic conditions
  • Microseismic, acoustic emission, and ultrasonic monitoring services
  • Soil- and rock-mechanics design and stability analyses
  • Ground settlement and excavation convergence
  • Groundwater flow investigation, monitoring, modeling, and management for dewatering and depressurization
  • Geochemistry
  • Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) processes
  • Design review
  • Risk analysis
  • Back analysis and owner’s review
  • Safety and quality control
  • Permitting, litigation, and expert witness
  • Monitoring and instrumentation for observational method
  • Static analysis, including static liquefaction
  • Dynamic (seismic, blasting, and vibrations) stability analysis including liquefaction potential analysis
  • Creep analysis
  • Heat transfer analysis
  • Frozen soil remediation
  • Enhanced soil remediation, including jet grouting
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Latest News
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Upcoming Events
8 Mar
FLAC3D 2021 Online, Live Introductory Training: COURSE IS FULL
Three days of general feature training addressing basic concepts and recommended procedures for geotechnical numerical analysis.... Read More
22 Mar
3DEC and UDEC 2021 Online, Live Introductory Training
An introduction to UDEC and 3DEC for application to geotechnical analysis.... Read More
12 Apr
PFC 2021 Online, Live Introductory Training
This four-day course provides guidance in the use of the PFC2D and PFC3D to simulate the mechanical behavior of granular and solid mate... Read More