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GIICo offers a wide range of services with well-qualified and experienced personnel for the execution of onshore and offshore ground investigation projects. All Geotechnical procedures and operations conducted throughout the contract conform to GIICO's Quality Management System, which complies with ISO 9001:2008 standards. This includes existing, proven quality documentation and procedures for geotechnical services.

The services include site investigation planning, sub-surface exploration and in-situ tests (onshore & offshore), Geotechnical Instrumentation, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Analysis, Finite Element Analysis, Seepage and Ground water studies, Pile capacity calculations. We also offer a wide range of Geotechnical field works and lab testing works for different project needs. We carry out drilling and sampling for Environmental studies too.

Major drilling, testing facilities

GIICo has abundant resources, both manpower and equipment, to the demands of each project needs, time constraints and different site conditions.

Drilling Rigs

  • ACKER AD-II Rotary drill rig - 11nos
  • ACKER SOIL SENTRY Rotary drill rig mounted on GMC Pick up - 2nos
  • SEDIDRILL110 Rotary drill rig mounted on crawler - 1no
  • Pagani (Italy) - CPT System on crawler -2nos
  • Water tanker - 3nos

Geotechnical Field Testing, Sampling tools

  • Menard G-am Pressure meter conforming to ASTM D 4719
  • Dilatometer - Marichetti
  • GEOMIL ( Holland ) Static Cone Penetrometer - Standalone- Capacity 200KN (Used for onshore CPTs mounting on truck/trailor/track, or for offshore CPTs mounting on specially designed riser system or jack-up barge)
  • GEOTECH ( Sweden ) cordless CPT system
  • ENVI( Sweden ) cordless CPT system
  • Acker Field Vane Shear Test Apparatus
  • Pneumatic Borehole Packer for Permeability (Luegon) Testing in Boreholes
  • Electrical Earth Resistivity Meter
  • Soil Thermal Resistivity Meter
  • Mazier - Universal Geotechnical core barrel for sand, silty sand, clayey sand, clay, hard soils and rock
  • Double tube core barrels for hard soil and rock coring (HWF, SWF and NWF core barrel) according to ASTM D 2113
  • Split barrel tubes with/without liners for Standard Penetration Test (SPT) according to ASTM D 1586-00 and BS5930 or BS 1377 Part 9
  • Thin wall tubes for soil sampling ( shelby tubes) 3" dia according to ASTM D 1587
  • Piston sampler 3inch dia
  • Drilling rods with various diameters and lengths
  • Drill bits of various diameters and types
  • Casing with various outside diameters and lengths
  • Air compressors with various capacities
  • Water and mud pumps with various capacities
  • Plate loading tests
  • In-situ field tests (Sand cone method, Drive cylinder cone method)
  • Full scale pumping tests
  • In-situ CBR tests
  • Percolation/Infiltration tests
  • CPT - Piezo cone
  • CPT - Dissipation tests



Geotechnical Laboratory Testing

GIICo has complete laboratory facility to conduct all types of geotechnical laboratory tests to determine physical, electro-chemical and strength properties of soil. These includes:

  • Particle Size Distribution (Wet and Dry Sieving)
  • Specific Gravity / Particle density
  • Chemical Testing of Soil (Sulphate, Chloride, pH, Carbonates, Magnesium, Organic content, Redox Potential etc.)
  • Chemical Testing of Ground water (Sulphate, Chloride, pH, TDS, H 2 S etc.)
  • Field Determination of Water (Moisture) Content of Soil
  • Dry Density-Moisture Content Relationship - Standard & Modified
  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR) - Family of curves
  • One-Dimensional Consolidation Properties of Soils
  • Determination of the Unconfined Compressive Strength
  • Determination of Shear Strength by Direct Shear
  • Determination of Permeability by Constant Head Method
  • Unconfined Compressive Strength of Intact Rock Core Specimens
  • Determination of the Point Load Strength Index of Rock
  • Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit and Plasticity Index of Soil
  • Unconsolidated-Undrained Triaxial Compression Test
  • Laboratory thermal and electrical Resistivity tests


Pile Testing

  • Low strain pile integrity testing
  • High stain dynamic pile testing
  • Lateral displacement by inclinometer
  • Pile load tests (third party witness)

Geophysical Testing

  • Cross-hole seismic tests
  • Down-hole seismic tests
  • Borehole Verticality survey
  • Electromagnetic conductivity survey

Licensed Software

gINT, Ubisoft, Ensoft, Geopro, CPT-Pro, CPT-Log, Geosystem, Plaxis 2D

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