Through integration of geotechnical and environmental expertise, GZA provides developers with a comprehensive package of professional services to solve problems and manage risks associated with property acquisition and development.

We bring a team approach to development services by coordinating various in-house technical specialties and by working with other members of our clients' project teams. Our basic approach, whether focused on foundation design, environmental assessment or remediation, is to develop cost-effective solutions that quantify the benefits and risks associated with the proposed solutions.

During initial project phases, GZA identifies potential issues and evaluates strategies associated with geotechnical and environmental conditions. By taking a traditional environmental site assessment one step forward, we provide potential project cost and schedule implications based on the type and extent of subsurface contamination. Similarly, GZA can provide an initial assessment of foundation types and associated costs. As the project progresses, initial assessments can be refined to ensure that project costs and schedules reflect the current findings at the site.

Soil and hydrologic conditions present the greatest uncertainties and risks at development sites. We will identify those risks, and work with the project team to achieve economically viable, structurally sound and environmentally acceptable solutions, with the overall goal of reducing our client's risk and adding value to the project.

Whether your project involves brownfields or greenfields, GZA has something to bring to your team. Each site is different and because specific challenges of each new assignment call for a fresh approach, our goal at GZA is to develop individually tailored, cost-effective pragmatic solutions that balance budget, technology, risk and schedule considerations.

A representative list of services include the following:

  •     Environmental Site Assessments
  •     Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
  •     Subsurface Investigations
  •     Property Condition Assessments
  •     Energy Audits
  •     Stormwater Assessments
  •     Wetlands Assessment
  •     Remedial Design and Construction
  •     Construction Management & Oversight
  •     Permitting Support
  •     Asbestos & Lead Assessment Services