Statement of Qualifications

BECC has established an excellent track record for proper assessment of subsurface conditions during exploration, an innovative but prudent design approach to difficult subsurface conditions, and sound, cost-effective solutions to adverse situations, which may arise during construction.


  • Subsurface Exploration and Investigation
  • Deep and Shallow Foundation Design
  • Slope Stability Analysis
  • Below Grade Retaining System Design
  • Lateral Force Analysis
  • Flexible and Rigid Pavement Design
  • Airport Pavement Design and Analysis
  • Settlement Projections
  • Sinkhole Studies
  • Earth Dam Design
  • Excavation Boring Design
  • Professional Witness and Forensic Engineering


BECC has a fully certified and staffed laboratory for all geotechnical testing. The following tests are performed in house on various geotechnical projects:

  • Triaxial Shear
  • Permeability
  • One Dimensional Consolidation
  • Unconfirmed Compressive Strength
  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR)
  • Proctor (Modified and Standard)
  • Atterberg Limits
  • Grain Size Distribution
  • Natural Moisture Contents


Typical turn-around time for a complete geotechnical report, following completion of field and laboratory work, is on the order of one week. As with all our technical activity, we have a built-in quality assurance function to ensure preparation of complete, timely, accurate reports. The following sections are typically included in a final geotech report:

  • A site plan illustrating the boring locations
  • Boring logs describing the subsurface and groundwater conditions encountered
  • Description of field and laboratory procedures
  • Discussion of site geology
  • Results of laboratory tests performed
  • General earthwork recommendations
  • Cut and fill slope recommendations
  • Suitability of on-site soils for the use as structural fill
  • Floor slab recommendations
  • Recommendations for foundation type and design bearing capacity
  • Retaining wall recommendations
  • Pavement section recommendations

Reports are initially prepared by our project engineers and geologists, reviewed by the responsible senior engineer, and then subjected to a final review during a meeting with our principal engineer. During report preparation, peer review and consultation are vital, ongoing tasks during which our staff exchanges views and ideas to ensure practical, economical, innovative solutions to conditions encountered.