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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

  

Safety
Design 
& Construction

Construction Safety - what is the basis for addressing safety during construction and project lifetime?

Project design must specifically address the moral and legal issues of protecting the workers engaged in construction in the short term and the public in the long term.  The fundamental context is based on two fundamental concepts, read about them in:

Article:  Safety in the Design and Construction 
of Underground Facilities

In effect, regardless of regulations, laws, and institutions, the responsibility belongs to the project manager, section designer, contractor, sub-contractor, and resident engineer.  The distribution of responsibility is usually a matter of contractual details between the parties.

Experience and case histories .

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