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Geotechnical Engineering and Consulting

Geotechnical Engineering – The Cornerstone of Project Success

NOVA has provided industry leading geotechnical services to the San Diego area since 1992. The more than 5,000 geotechnical projects that NOVA has completed over this time span the downtown high-rises to the residential communities that surround the city.

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NOVA provides special Geotechnical Engineering services to perform:

  • Site investigations
  • Conditions testing
  • Materials testing
  • Risk assessment
  • And more

Reduce Delays. Speed-up Delivery.

To ensure the timeliness of information to your design team, NOVA utilizes the Milestone Program in every geotechnical investigation.

NOVA Services Milestone

Unforeseen subsurface conditions are a major cause of project delays. The NOVA Services “Milestone” program provides project owners with a step-by-step path to on-time delivery while eliminating unnecessary construction risks.

NOVA Services Milestone Program

Step 1:

On-site Geotechnical Engineering Field Work

Step 2:

Deliver Preliminary Findings

Step 3:

Perform Lab Testing

Step 4:

Deliver Engineering Analysis

Geo Technical Engineering Services

Pre-Design & Feasibility

  • Feasibility / Site Selection
  • Preliminary Site Assessments
  • Geotechnical Due Diligence
  • Alternatives Evaluations
  • Coastal Bluff Siting
  • Aerial Drone Survey


  • Foundation & Wall Design
  • Ground Improvement Planning
  • Embankment Design
  • Materials Assessment
  • Infiltration / Stormwater BMPs
  • Dewatering
  • Seismic Design
  • Numerical Modeling
  • Erosion Control
  • Pavement Design
  • Geosynthetics

Construction / Post Construction

  • Specification Preparation & Review
  • Pavement System Evaluation
  • Review of Excavation Bracing Systems
  • Foundation Installation Monitoring
  • Earthwork Monitoring
  • Ground Improvement Monitoring
  • Instrumentation
  • Dewatering
  • Failure Assessment
  • Claims Assessment