Geo InvestigationsAKA provides a full range of geo-investigation services for architectural and engineering projects. AKA provides investigation services based on proposals that we individually tailor to suit the client, project, and site. As a first step, we always strive to develop a preliminary understanding of the site conditions and consult with a prospective client regarding their specific project needs before outlining a proposed scope of work. Key types of geo-investigation services that we provide include:

  • Preliminary geotechnical and geologic evaluations
  • Design-level geotechnical and geologic investigations
  • Geologic and seismic hazard studies and probabilistic earthquake ground motion analysis
  • Geologic risk management and hazard mitigation analyses
  • Geotechnical laboratory testing
  • Geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring
  • Downhole geophysics and geophysical surveys
  • Forensic evaluations of geotechnical and geologic distress

AKA utilizes the information obtained through investigative methods to develop a geotechnical, geologic, and seismic framework for subsequent site analysis. AKA’s  conclusions and recommendations are project- and site-specific and provide a geotechnical basis for the design of planned architectural, civil, and structural elements.