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GeoConSol
Geotechnical & Tunnel Consultants

A consultant is a universal observer who can look at a problem outside the environment in which the problem came to be, thereby creating a solution that was never possible before.  Fernando Flores

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EXPERT / FORENSIC SERVICES
DIFFERING SITE CONDITIONS
-->DSC Technical Principles
-->DSC Standards for Entitlement
-->DSC Independent Review
-->DSC Case Histories
-->Case History of a Bogus Expert
GEOTECHNICAL / CONSTRUCTION
-->Rock Testing/Boreability
-->Impact Hammer Feasibility
ARTICLES / PUBLICATIONS
TUNNELS / TUNNELING
-->Tunnel Boring
-->Excavation Improvement
-->Microtunneling/Pipe-Jacking
-->Selection of TBMs & MTBMs
-->Forensic Investigations
-->Safety
-->Detection of Covert Tunnels
CLIENTS
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Peter J. Tarkoy
tunnel safety, personal injuries, construction safety

Personal Injury Issues & Cases

30 years experience in litigation support & prevailing on behalf of our clients.
Court qualified expert in geology, geotechnical engineering, excavation, underground construction, construction safety, and personal injury issues in construction dealing with;

  • heavy construction (blasting),

  • underground construction (tunneling, tunnel boring, tunnel support),

  • shaft excavation (drilling & blasting),

  • tunnel excavation and support issues, and 

  • micro-tunneling.

We provided distinctive and innovative analyses with sharp graphics illustrating issues, logic, evidence, and the singular conclusion possible.  

We measure our competence by results we have obtained.

Parties Issues

Recovered
Paid

Year How Resolved
(respondent) wrongful death; client should not have been a party to the action 

$0

2011 client was indemnified by contractor's insurance; contractor was responsible for accident;
Z vs. H
(respondent)
false claim

$0

2001 dust issues related / lung cancer death; our client was lreleased from lawsuit;
X vs. X
(respondent)
false claim
$0.01M
2000 plaintiff injured fingers as a result of unsafe practices; client settled nuisance suit;
W vs. US
(complainant)
wrongful death; crushed by concrete slab;

$7.8M

1994 settled by simple philosophical and technical analyses and bases for responsibility provided to attorney; without deposition or trial;
B vs. EB
(complainant)
explosives accident; severe physical & emotional damage;
$2.4M
1989 settled on day that our exhibits (based on project facts) were provided to defendant;
M vs. CN
(complainant)
rock fallout; lost leg;
$0.5M
1987 settled
H vs. MM
(complainant)
rock fallout; injury;
$1M
1986 settled
E vs. S
(complainant)
rock fallout injury;
$0.05M
1983 settled
X vs. PC
(complainant)
rock fallout;
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1978 prevailed in trial
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