Engineering geology

Engineering geology is an applicative branch of geology, that determines the geologic status and discovers potential geological hazards in planning and construction of buildings.

Engineering geologists carry out geological research and analysis before and during interventions in the natural area, participate in the implementation of rehabilitation after natural disasters (floods, avalanches, rock slides, earthquakes). They help to reduce the risk and potential damage as well as protect lives and property from hazardous geological processes.

On the basis of field and laboratory tests, engineering geologists identify mechanical properties of natural materials, provide engineering geological maps and terrain profiles and provide support to architects in the process of planning and construction. 

The most important geological parameters are the geological structure of the geological-lithological terrain composition, level and occurrence of underground water, mechanical condition of rocks and sediments, as well as stability of the surface.

On the basis of examination, known parameters of the terrain and basic data, on planned interventions on the terrain, we prepare a list of required geological-geomechanical tests for maximisation of the stability of the buildings.

During and after construction, engineering geologists report on the stability of the terrain, on the basis of regular stability checks of slopes and buildings and analysis of spatial and inclinometric measurements. They also issue reports and analyses about the erosion threats of the terrain, prior to construction works.

Our services in the field of engineering geology:

  • geological mapping and rock classification
  • field and laboratory investigations for underground facilities, landslides and deposits of mineral raw materials for construction
  • geological drilling and sampling
  • Geological noting and mapping of the excavation of tunnels and slopes
  • design and technical advisory for underground constructions
  • technical documentation for research and extraction of mineral resources for the construction industry
  • Geology, geotechnical and geodetic measurements, observation in the construction and exploitation of underground facilities and excavated slopes
  • hydro-geological investigations in drilling holes and probing digs
  • measurements and monitoring of groundwater levels
  • measurements of thermal resistance
  • terrain and construction stability monitoring (inclinometers, piezometers, surveying points, terrain survey and reporting)
  • geological reports
  • elaborates on erosion risk of the terrain
  • supervision, guidance and consulting.

measuring sliding and erosion
landslide remediation Stogovci
stability analysis in tunnels