Geotechnical Engineering is an art and a science and can have significant project performance, safety and cost consequences. Due to the technical nature of our business, all of our geotechnical engineers have graduate degrees in the specialty, unlike many of our competitors. We understand and apply, as appropriate, the latest engineering design and analysis techniques. RINER’s Geotechnical Engineers are equipped with the most advanced tools available for modeling and analysis of soil conditions.
RINER operates state-of-the-art numerical simulation software to analyze deformation and stability of structures as well as other software packages for modeling and analysis of retaining wall systems and slope stability. RINER also owns and operates a pressuremeter to perform in-situ soil testing. Pressuremeter data is used in conjunction with conventionally recovered soil samples and allows RINER’s engineers to predict foundation capacities and settlements more accurately for very heavily loaded structures.
High quality data is critical to engineering decisions in the office and in the field. Our laboratory is accredited by A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, Certification # 2718.02) allowing a comprehensive range of geotechnical and construction materials tests. Laboratory operations and equipment calibration are conducted in strict compliance with A2LA and the RINER quality manual. Laboratory personnel undergo extensive and continual training. Testing is performed in accordance with ASTM, TxDOT, or other appropriate standards.
RINER is also accredited by AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials). Results are reviewed and assessed daily by engineering staff for accuracy. The AASHTO Accreditation Program (AAP) is the largest accrediting body in the construction materials industry. In addition to being an AASHTO-accredited laboratory, RINER has proven their commitment to quality and can set themselves apart from their competitors.
RINER is Administratively Qualified by TxDOT.
A pressuremeter test (PMT), also known as the Menard Pressuremeter (MPM), is a technique in which a probe, in soil or rock profile, is inflated against a drilled borehole wall. The objective of a pressuremeter test is to measure the Insitu-deformation of soils and rocks by the measured expansion of a cylindrical pressurised membrane.
This type of in-situ testing can be used to test any type of soil or rock. It quantifies in-situ stress, stiffness, strength and permeability – the essential properties needed to design geotechnical structures1. The pressuremeter data can be analyzed to produce key engineering parameters for geotechnical design2. Transparent data processing and appropriate analysis is vital to ensure accurate determination of geotechnical parameters2.
Geotechnical Engineering recommendations based on the PMT technique can be implemented resulting in money and time savings for the client.
Construction quality control is maintained through the acquisition and rapid dissemination of accurate construction materials testing and inspection information. Collected information is then used to confirm or adjust construction materials or methods to conform to project requirements.
Oftentimes, the input of numerous project team members is required and timing is critical. As a result, two key requirements must be satisfied for a successful construction materials testing program:
Most good construction materials testing laboratories can meet the first requirement, but fall short in meeting the second requirement. RINER has built its business around consistently meeting both requirements.
Obtaining, maintaining and retaining a highly skilled inspection and testing team are the result of two principal efforts:
We strive to create a “best in industry” mentality amongst our staff. Additionally, our management and staff is extensively trained and certified. Our technicians possess NICET, ACI, and TXDOT certifications. We continually invest in our staff to ensure that our technicians are skilled in technical and safety procedures. RINER utilizes a proprietary electronic laboratory data management and report generation system. CMT reports prepared in PDF format are emailed to the Client and their designees. Report turnaround time is typically one day. RINER also provides an extranet where CMT reports can be accessed by the Client at any time. CMT reports are automatically posted to our extranet when they are emailed. Our system is designed to provide high quality, real-time information and is unmatched in the industry.
In addition to the certifications listed above, Riner Engineering, Inc. is
High quality data is critical to engineering decisions in the office and in the field. Our laboratories are accredited for a comprehensive range of geotechnical and construction materials tests. Laboratory operations and equipment calibration are conducted in strict compliance with A2LA, AASHTO, and our quality manual. Laboratory personnel undergo extensive and continual training. Testing is performed in accordance with ASTM, TxDOT, or other appropriate standard. Results are reviewed and assessed daily by engineering staff or accuracy.
RINER utilizes a proprietary electronic laboratory data management and report generation system. CMT reports prepared in PDF format are emailed to the Client and their designees. Report turnaround time is typically one day.
RINER also provides an extranet where CMT reports are automatically posted when published and where they can be accessed by the Client at any time. Our system is designed to provide high quality, real-time information and is unmatched in the industry.
Environmental consulting assessment services by a staff of engineers, scientists and technicians can provide Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA), Phase II ESA and desk top reviews to facilitate your property transactions. This expert knowledge and research can help businesses understand and reduce growth’s negative impact by protecting natural resources for future generations. Asbestos surveys on developed property are also provided.
Our expertise and variety of environmental services can assist through risk-based corrective action (RBCA) and ensure regulatory compliance and permitting according to the state and local environmental regulations.
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Areas of expertise include:
– 2.3.1 Wetland Delineation
– 2.5.1 Geological Assessment for Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone
– 2.7.1 Sec. 4(F) and 6(F) Evaluations
– 2.13.1 Hazardous Materials Initial Site Assessment