Advanced Geotechnical Laboratory Testing

Advanced Geotechnical Laboratory Testing

A laboratory testing program is an integral part of all significant geotechnical investigations. While standard index tests such as Atterberg limits and grain size distributions are performed for routine projects, the design of major structures requires more advanced...
Rock Engineering

Rock Engineering

The design of structures which are built on bedrock requires an in-depth knowledge of geology and rock mechanics. Rock mass classification systems along with numerical modelling techniques are often used for design. Thurber has experience with bedrock mapping, core...
Geological Hazard and Risk Assessment

Geological Hazard and Risk Assessment

Areas of development are often exposed to geological hazard events that must be assessed using risk-based engineering tools. Examples of such hazards are earthquakes, landslides, snow avalanches, rockfall, floods, erosion and debris flows. Our work in this field...
Geotechnical Instrumentation

Geotechnical Instrumentation

Maintaining stability and limiting displacement to acceptable levels is an important part of the geotechnical design. Services offered by Thurber include installation, monitoring and interpretation of data for instruments such as inclinometers, tiltmeters, settlement...
Tunnelling and Trenchless Technology

Tunnelling and Trenchless Technology

The completion of new underground infrastructure in congested urban areas often requires the use of tunnels and trenchless techniques. Detailed investigation of soil, bedrock and groundwater conditions and assessment of relevant engineering properties (geotechnical...
Water Retention and Tailing Dams

Water Retention and Tailing Dams

Thurber has a long history of involvement with various dam projects including large hydroelectric structures, oil sands tailings impoundments and flood control dams. Our expertise includes site investigation, dam safety reviews, seismic studies, dike rehabilitation,...