Foundation Professionals provide geotechnical engineering firms specialty resources and technical solutions services and design assistance. We provide cost-effective geotechnical solutions for ground improvement and foundation repair.
Foundation Professionals proudly supports Geotech engineers by offering CEU credits.
Foundation Professionals assist in the design and planning with our technical capabilities and innovative ideas on ground improvements.
“Engineers – What They Do. Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs. Engineering is a scientific field and job that involves taking our scientific understanding of the natural world and using it to invent, design, and build things to solve problems and achieve practical goals. This can include the development and repairs of roads, bridges, cars, planes, machines, tools, processes, and computers. There are six major branches of engineering: Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Management, and Geotechnical, and literally hundreds of different subcategories of engineering under each branch.
The concept of engineering has existed since ancient times as humans devised fundamental inventions such as the pulley, lever, and the wheel. Each of these inventions is consistent with the modern definition of engineering, exploiting basic mechanical principles to develop useful tools and objects.
The term engineering itself has a much more recent etymology, deriving from the word engineer, which itself dates back to 1325 when an engine’er (literally, one who operates an engine) originally referred to “a constructor of military engines.” In this context, now obsolete, an “engine” referred to a military machine, i. e., a mechanical contraption used in war (for example, a catapult). The word “engine” itself is of even older origin, ultimately deriving from the Latin ingenium (c. 1250), meaning “innate quality, especially mental power, hence a clever invention.”
Later, as the design of civilian structures such as bridges and buildings matured as a technical discipline, the term civil engineering entered the lexicon as a way to distinguish between those specializing in the construction of such non-military projects and those involved in the older discipline of military engineering (the original meaning of the word “engineering,” now largely obsolete, with notable exceptions that have survived to the present day such as military engineering corps, e. g., the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers).”
FPI’s integral relationship with engineers over the past 40 years has gained us advantageous knowledge and experience of most repair design models. We often assist professional engineers in the development stages and implementation phases of many different repair design types, plans and repair specification documentation.
Even if you don’t need extensive work done or engineering, having this background allows for a big picture when designing and repairing your project. We understand engineering and often work collaboratively with engineers to design the most efficient and cost-effective repair plan.
Because of our experience and expertise in the foundation, sinkhole, drainage repair, and sub-surface soil modification, we take on and successfully design and build projects that most other foundation contractors won’t. We welcome your call today.