Geotechnical and civil solutions

Unearthing the true potential to achieve our clients’ goals

Ausenco offers a complete suite of global geotechnical, geomechanical, and geological engineering services and are world-renowned as leaders in this field, being singled out for our design ingenuity and quality assurance expertise under testing circumstances. We were the first to use state-of-the-art geoelectrical survey technology in Argentina, achieving exceptional results by ensuring the integrity of the liner system prior to the placement of minerals and putting in place systems for the sustainable management of our clients’ ongoing operations. 

Our professionals include civil, geotechnical and geological engineers, planners, hydrogeologists, geologists and field technicians with backgrounds in soil mechanics, foundation engineering, rock mechanics and geology.

To learn more about our experience in geotechnical solutions, click on our related case studies or download the Geotechnical and civil solutions brochure in English, Spanish or Portuguese to find out the ingenious solutions we have provided.

Site characterisation services

Ausenco understands the importance of site characterisation as a crucial step towards evaluating the areas of concern within a site.  

We offer site characterisation, engineering and design for facilities in the mining, energy, infrastructure and waste management industries including waste rock storage facilities; landfills, open pit facilities; embankments, levees, mine infrastructure and foundations.

Geotechnical investigation services

Ausenco has provided engineering services for projects located in some of the most seismically active regions across the globe. 

Based on this extensive experience, we are able to help quantify and evaluate the seismic risk for any site to ensure our clients have a clear understanding of the earthquake risks to their project. 

Construction Support Services

When it comes to construction, Ausenco takes pride in our ability to meet our clients’ needs by offering consistent, competent service. As a company, Ausenco has more than 700 million square feet of liner and cover system design and/or construction quality assurance experience. Additional services offered include: Resident Engineer, Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) and Construction Management (CM) Services and Geotechnical Quality Assurance (GQA).

Ausenco operates a full service laboratory for testing the geotechnical parameters of rocks and soils as well as materials testing of liners and covers.

Erosion and sediment control services

Good planning is the first step in preventing sediments from damaging the receiving water ecosystem. Run-off from construction sites can contribute to significant sediment loads receiving water. 

This means erosion and sediment control measures need to be correctly installed and maintained at construction sites to ensure the effectiveness of storm water management.

Municipal infrastructure services

For more than 50 years, Ausenco has partnered with the municipal sector globally, delivering comprehensive, innovative and cost-effective solutions that facilitate optimal land development on projects involving new or existing infrastructure.