Working closely with all stakeholders and project teams, Leighton identifies potential geotechnical hazards and provides sound, practical solutions.

Leighton engineers and geologists specialize in:

  • Foundation design
  • Slope stability analysis
  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Seismic hazard analyses
  • Liquefaction evaluations
  • Non-linear analysis of structures using earthquake time histories
  • Soil mechanics
  • Forensic investigations
  • Groundwater improvement
  • Deep and shallow foundation recommendations
  • Geotechnical instrumentation
  • Stormwater infiltration testing

National Recognition.

Leighton has been recognized nationally for excellence in geotechnical engineering by a host of esteemed organizations, including:

Expert Examples.

In addition to our technical expertise, the Leighton team is known for our ability to get your project done, regardless how challenging. Our geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists are deeply skilled in specialty exploration and testing in difficult conditions. A few recent examples:

Rigorous analysis of piles driven through landfill refuse

Ground modification/ improvement design to mitigate liquefaction and excessive settlement

Mitigation of liquefiable soils, swelling soils, collapsible soils, slope instability, fault rupture hazard, and strong ground motion

To learn more about our expert solutions, view our projects