Geotechnical Engineering

YU & Associates practices geotechnical engineering based on its superior technical skills, practical experience, and ability in developing innovative solutions to meet challenges in cost and constructability. We work closely with owners, design professionals, and contractors on conventional design-bid-build projects as well as design-build projects ranging from land and waterfront development to major transportation facilities and infrastructure. Our geotechnical services cover the entire spectrum of work including investigation, engineering and report, technical specifications, and construction support, inspection, and certification. Areas of expertise include:

Analyses, Evaluations and Design

  • Foundation Engineering and Design
  • Deep foundation (piles & piers) capacity, and load transfer Analysis
  • Shallow Foundation Design and Settlement Analysis
  • Support of Excavation Design
  • Soil-Structural Interaction Analysis
  • Hydrogeologic/Groundwater Analysis and Evaluation
  • Permeability and Seepage Analysis
  • Infiltration and Exfiltration Evaluation
  • Soil and Rock Slope Analysis
  • Lateral Pressure Analysis
  • Special Geotechnical Treatment Design
  • Pavement Subgrade Preparation Evaluation
  • Finite Difference and Finite Element Analysis
  • Seismic Response Analysis
  • Geotechnical Instrumentation Design and Monitoring
  • Stresses and Deformations in Tunnel Lining
  • Expert Reviews/Value Engineering
  • Forensic Engineering


  • Subsurface Investigation and Evaluations
  • Soil Drilling and Rock Coring
  • Geophysical Survey
  • Resistivity Survey

Construction Support

  • Pre-Construction Conditions Survey
  • Construction Inspection and Monitoring
  • Special Inspection and Certification
  • Settlement Monitoring of Structures
  • Vibration Monitoring During Construction
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Support of Excavation Design



Selected Geotechnical Projects

  • All
  • Environmental
  • Geotechnical
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Site Civil
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