Nichols offers Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Services to a wide range of clients and industries. From subsoil investigations and slope stability analysis to site surveys and civil design work, we have you covered. If you have a civil or geotechnical project but don’t know where to start, contact us today! We’d love to chat with you about your project.
Our civil engineering services include:
Using GPS or Leica Total Stations, and performing civil design work using AutoCAD 3D software to design and construct various earthwork structures.
Our project managers will work with you through every step of your project. From start to finish we’ll be there to guide the way, using innovative technology to benefit your project, including:
Our project management services also include:
Regulatory Negotiations & Assistance
We will leverage our relationships with the provincial and federal regulatory agencies, we can assist negotiations on behalf of our clients.
We provide expert review and testimony as it relates to environmental and civil engineering problems. We’ve acted for various law firms and made presentations at settlements conferences and Development Appeal Board hearings.
Drawing on our years of industry experience in civil construction, our team will work with you to provide strategic solutions to ensure your project is completed as per specifications, on schedule, and within budget. Construction monitoring services include:
Using the most up-to-date modeling software, we provide innovative solutions to maximize design and minimize time. Focusing on client and project objectives within Industrial, Commercial, Residential, and Rural development areas, we’ll provide you with a civil design that is tailored to your needs, including:
Our Civil Design Services also include:
Water Reservoir Design and Management
Our team will design and manage the construction of water reservoirs of all sizes. Our services include preliminary geotechnical drilling, foundation, and berm design, slope stability modeling, on-site grade control, and quality management, as-built surveys, and design and completion reporting. Over the years we have completed numerous water reservoirs in partnership with upstream oil and gas companies ranging in capacity from 60,000 m3 to 500,000 m3 of water.
Retaining Wall Design and Construction Monitoring
Together with our geotechnical and slope stability study, we can act as the local engineer for 3rd party retaining wall designs. Services include a review of existing geotechnical information, design or review of an existing design, and on-site inspections during wall construction.
Yard Development & Site Grading Design
Our professionals provide design, modelling and drafting of a site grading plan that meets our clients requirements. This involves understanding our clients needs and constraints while balancing those against existing site subsurface and surface conditions, and environmental conditions to provide a cost effective long-term solution. Nichols has completed numerous site grading designs for well sites to industrial facilities to commercial and residential developments.
Going beyond site design, Nichols can also help you with detailed project-specific site development including:
Stormwater Management & Design
Nichols offers stormwater management for developments of all sizes. Using the PCSWMM program, Nichols will deliver varying forms of stormwater management. From design and sizing of the drainage system components for flood control to flood plain mapping of the natural channels, we can manage everything in between.
Municipal Engineering & Design
this involves the design, approval, and construction of civil engineering works. We are committed to delivering services that help our clients provide fundamental services including a safe supply of drinking water, collection and treatment of domestic waste and stormwater, design and build of sidewalks, roads, parking lots, and all other amenities that enhance the standard of living within a community.
Nichols provides geotechnical consulting and investigating services specializing in foundation recommendations, top-of-bank assessments, slope stability analysis, landslide remediation, excavation stability, dewatering requirements, retaining wall design, and project management services.
Since 1999 we’ve completed thousands of investigations, including:
Through slope stability analysis we can provide recommendations for safe and economic development nearby natural or human-made slopes (ex. Developments near embankments, road cuts, open-pit mining, excavations, landfills, earthen berms, etc.). Results from our analysis can be used in both design and review applications.
Recommend Foundation Strategies
We will provide recommendations and soil properties for foundation design. Our engineering team will leverage their experience to evaluate options to meet existing soil properties ensuring a suitable and cost-effective strategy (including evaluation of the shallow and deep foundation strategies).
Roadway Pavement Design
Nichols will design site-specific pavement structures based on your needs, subgrade strength, traffic counts, and applicable design standards and guidelines. Our team will recommend material specifications, design thickness of asphalt; granular base, sub-base materials, and prepared subgrade are provided. We work with a variety of commercial and industrial use roadways and parking lots, including:
Nichols engineers can recommend geosynthetics for subgrade stabilization and reduction of granular base thickness. Nichols has close relationships with various geosynthetic suppliers and stays up to date on the latest geosynthetic materials.
Our in-house material testing services include basic soil index tests as moisture content, Atterberg limits, and grain size distribution (Sieve and Hydrometer Test). Working with preferred partner laboratories we fulfill the on-site construction material testing requirements of our clients.
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