Geotechnical instrumentation is a broad term used to describe a wide array of instruments and systems. The application for geotechnical instrumentation is equally as vast. In general, geotechnical instrumentation systems are commonly used to monitor changes in the environment or the competency of a structure. There are many applications in which geotechnical instrumentation can be used. A few examples include:
Projects like deep excavations or tunneling activities, instrumentation can be used to monitor changes in stresses, temperature, vibration, settlement, or tilt. Instrumentation can also be used to confirm engineering design expectations for buildings or shoring systems or provide an early warning for potential structural failures.
A geotechnical investigation can be aided by instrumentation. For example, during a landslide investigation, parameters such as slope stability or ground movement can be closely monitored and recorded. In groundwater studies, instruments can monitor changes in pore pressure to determine changes in groundwater elevation.
In lawsuits such as a construction defect claim, instrumentation can provide vital quantitative evidence in support of or defense against a claim.
Incorporated in California in April 1986, Group Delta has provided geotechnical and environmental engineering, instrumentation, materials testing and inspection, and construction support services for more than 30 years.
Group Delta is staffed by nearly 100 civil and geotechnical engineers, environmental engineers and scientists, geologists, laboratory and field technicians, deputy grading and construction inspectors, CAD designers, and support staff. Group Delta maintains offices in the cities of Irvine, Torrance, Anaheim, San Diego, and Ontario as well as accredited laboratories in San Diego and Anaheim.
Our firm has served clients in both the public and private sectors throughout its history and has developed expertise in various types of projects.
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