Field Investigations

Field Investigations

Terrapex’s Geotechnical Engineering Division knows that meeting our clients’ unique needs for field investigations requires having advanced technologies for a variety of applications.

Our division was one of the first consulting firms in North America to acquire a mini crawler-mounted multipurpose drilling rig. The “Terrier” rig is capable of conducting a wide range of percussion and rotary drilling in areas normally inaccessible by larger conventional drilling rigs.

Another important piece of technology we’ve invested in is our Marchetti Flat Plate Dilatometer, a sophisticated in-situ testing device that incorporates a pressure cell to record direct measurements. This data is used to accurately derive the geotechnical parameters and engineering behaviour of soils, which is used to offer reliable design innovation.

Image of worker in safety gear and equipment, drilling for samples as part of a field investigation.
Image of field investigation samples.
Image of large Field Investigations equipment being used in the field.

Site Investigation

In situ Testing

  • Confined Access Drilling (Terrier)
  • Conventional Auger Drilling
  • Rock Core Drilling
  • Test Pitting
  • Slope Stability Evaluations
  • Standard Penetration Testing (SPT)
  • Dynamic Cone Penetration Testing (DCPT)
  • Flat Plate Dilatometer (DMT) Soundings
  • Undrained Shear Strength Determinations
  • Packer Infiltration Testing

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