Geoscience – Site Characterization

Site characterization is a generic term that encompasses a wide variety of activities to collect high quality, robust, and defensible geoscientific data from a site.  These activities typically include drilling, sampling (soil, rock, water), chemical and physical testing of samples and instrumentation of deep boreholes to establish geoscientific properties of sites. The level of complexity of anticipated site conditions coupled with the end use of the acquired site data ultimately is taken into consideration when designing our site characterization programs to ensure the appropriate balance between the best value for money and the highest quality and defensible data.  Our field programs are based on sound program design, and may include:

  • Borehole Design (vertical, inclined and directional)
  • Drilling Supervision
  • Soil and Rock Core Logging
  • Multilevel Well Installation and Sampling
  • Hydraulic Testing
  • Geophysical Testing
  • Geomechanical Testing
  • Geochemical Analysis
  • Porewater Isotope Analysis
  • Development of Conceptual Site Models

For additional information, please contact Sean Sterling, P.Eng., P.Geo., Manager of Geoscience Services