Qualitest Canada has particular expertise in the geotechnical investigation, analysis and design of: rock/soil slopes of quarries/mines, tips, landfills and dams; renewable energy schemes (wind farms and small hydroelectric schemes and energy from waste plants); earthwork design for landfills including design of geosynthetics systems; foundations and substructure engineering for low rise and multi-storey buildings; deep excavations; offshore geotechnics; instrumentation of meta-stable slopes; and statutory inspection and reporting of mines and quarries.
Qualitest Canada brings in experience with seismic design including selection of ground motion parameters, seismic stability analysis, liquefaction analysis, and design of mitigation solutions. Qualitest Canada also has personnel with extensive experience in the use of explicit finite difference modelling for the analysis of settlement (total and differential), tensile stresses and strains and general soil structure interaction analysis.
Qualitest Canada’s skill team of geotechnical professionals includes engineers, technologists and technicians are highly experienced in delivering routine and complex geotechnical designs founded on the basis of cost-effective, practical and timely solutions. Qualitest Canada has a long and proven track record of working with clients to optimize the geotechnical and civil earthworks design to ensure that a high-quality product can be constructed with reasonable costs.
Qualitest Canada has numerous case studies where advanced investigation techniques have resulted in significant cost savings of over 25 times the investigation cost. Qualitest Canada is one of the leading provider of advanced geotechnical testing for PDA, full-scale pile load tests on all types of piles including compression, tension and lateral loading conditions in Western Canada.
Qualitest Canada offers routine materials testing and advanced construction quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) testing on both routine and highly complicated projects. Qualitest Canada’s highly experienced field staffs work closely with the engineering team to ensure that construction difficulties are identified early, dealt with quickly with minimal delay, and contractor extras are minimized or eliminated. Qualitest Canada also offers resident field engineering services.