Geotechnical Engineering Services

Ensure physical and mechanical properties meet your project requirements

Why incur the expense and time of a soil test? Without the right foundations, properties can shift, buildings can crack, and foundations can deteriorate. Knowing site conditions or problems prior to designing, building or purchasing allows you to verify the stability of the land and reduce the risk of your project, while protecting your investment.

NicNevol Engineers’ experts properly investigate soil, rock, and ground water conditions to ensure physical and mechanical properties meet your project requirements. We are motivated to help clients reduce construction delays and avoid unforeseen costs and potential property damage, while enhancing worker and public safety.

NicNevol Engineering geotechnical expertise is the foundation for safe engineering

We review project needs and define required material properties. Our site investigations include exemplary soil borings and laboratory testing of subsurface properties to determine interaction with proposed construction.

NicNevol Engineers’ training, consulting, and field and lab testing experiences provide our clients peace-of-mind. You can be confident that underground conditions are properly characterized for building, and risks from potential hazards below surface are minimized. In addition, testing and services by NicNevol Engineers are performed correctly and in accordance to published standards/specifications as well as accepted engineering practice. Build from the underground up with our geotechnical services and, in the end, you’ll have a project that stands the test of time.

NicNevol Engineers geotechnical engineering services include, but are not limited to:

      • Geotechnical drilling
      • Site engineering and planning
      • Recommendations for type of foundation, soil stability, and site preparation
      • Embankment designs
      • Slope stability analysis
      • Sinkhole Investigations and Remediation
      • Inspection of construction plans
      • Water and waste water treatment plant
      • Permitting and compliance reporting
      • Pavement design
      • Vibration monitoring and impact on structures
      • Construction phase inspections including:

¤ Foundation Installation

¤ Floor slab and pavement sub-grade preparations

¤ Fill and backfill compaction

Construction Materials Testing (CMT) & Inspection

Turn to NicNevol Engineering specialized laboratory and field testing for quality assurance

Whether you’re constructing a roadway, resurfacing a parking lot, adding features to a public park or installing a sewer system, NicNevol Engineering technical experts can determine if your project is being completed the right way.

Is the contractor completing work as specified and designed? Are consistent, high-quality materials being used? Are grading and excavation being performed properly? Are project specifications being met?

NicNevol Engineering passes the test for accuracy, objectivity, reliability and integrity

As with any inspection, you must trust the one performing it. Our professional staff includes registered engineers and technicians trained and certified in construction materials testing by ACI (American Concrete Institute), FDOT’s CTQP (Construction Training Qualification Program), NCAT (National Center for Asphalt Technology) and various other qualification agencies. We have completed construction materials testing and inspection services for a variety of roadway, bridge, building, and airport projects which includes taxiways, runways, airport aprons, and airport terminal facilities. Utility projects include the inspection and testing of sewer mains, manholes, lift stations, sanitary sewer improvements, storm water drainage improvements, wastewater treatment plants, and utility relocations.

Our technicians have conducted countless tests using industry wide state-of-the-art equipment. If NicNevol Engineers is already on your job site, use our experts for inspection and material testing to help you save in numerous ways. We'll know how your job is progressing, so we'll schedule testing to prevent downtime, even after hours, to keep your project on track. Because our services will be part of the total project cost, fees will be lower than having your contractor pay an outside firm to perform them. By having confidence in us, the results will lead to a project that will withstand the test of time.

NicNevol Engineers inspection and construction material testing capabilities include, but are not limited to, these areas:

      • Milling & resurfacing programs
      • Flow monitoring and infiltration test
      • Subdivision housing developments
      • Sanitary and storm sewer systems
      • Road construction projects
      • Grading/soil and erosion control projects
      • Transit Improvements
      • Site development
      • Structural evaluations
      • Pile driving
      • Auger cast pile
      • Drill shaft
      • Pull test

Industry wide standard testing equipment enables NicNevol Engineering to perform the following material testing services:

Soil Sampling and Compaction

          • Nuclear density testing for proper density (Nuclear Gauge
          • Determination of in-place density (drive-cylinder method)
          • Limerock Bearing Ratio (LBR)
          • Sand Cone
          • Proctors
          • Soil Cement

Concrete Sampling and Testing

          • Temperature
          • Slump
          • Air Content
          • Unit Weight
          • Yield Calculations
          • Water Cement Ratio
          • Concrete Cylinders (4”x 8” or 6”x 12”)
          • Grout Prisms
          • Mortar Cubes
          • Concrete Coring
          • Shotcrete Sampling

Asphalt Sampling and Testing

          • Core drilling to test for depth/ Thickness Testing
          • Superpave testing, in-lab density test (asphalt pavement)
          • Extraction/ Gradation
          • Bulk Specific Gravity
          • Plant Sampling and Inspection

Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI)

Turn to NicNevol Engineering knowledgeable and experienced staffs for your project management and contract administration needs

At NicNevol Engineering we understand projects don’t end with construction plan and permits approvals. We work collaboratively through the construction process to facilitate execution of the project, ensure quality, and quickly resolve construction issues to keep on-schedule. We monitor construction at every stage and verify that the work is executed in accordance with contract documents, and the finished work meets quality standards. Our team understand how the construction documents are transformed to the built project, protecting our client’s interests, and meeting construction and occupancy schedules are our highest priorities. Our CEI team have overseen numerous construction projects ranging from small roadway improvements to major Interstate projects such as complex bridge/infrastructure improvements. Our firm has the capability to provides CEI Inspection staff to oversee a project from inception to completion and provides surveillance of the Contractor’s Quality Control activities at the project site and performs quality assurance assessments to ensure that construction matches the contracted services.

NicNevol Engineering construction engineering and inspection (CEI) services capabilities include, but are not limited to, these areas:

          • Construction Inspection Services
          • Daily inspection reports (Daily work reports)
          • Roadway construction/ Maintenance of traffic (MOT) plans review
          • Scheduling / Progress Tracking
          • Site Inspections
          • Cost Savings Initiatives
          • Bid Documents Evaluation
          • Quality Control & Quality Assurance
          • Contractor’s payment / progress estimate handling
          • Final project closeout and certifications
          • Cost Estimating
          • Resident Compliance Specialist Services (Payrolls/EEO)

GeoTechnical Consulting

The engineers at NicNevol Engineering Services have a combined of more than 40 years of engineering experience in Florida. Dr. Nukunya, has been providing geotechnical engineering, inspection and testing services in Florida for over 19 years.

Dr. Nukunya has ACI and CTQP certified field and laboratory technicians who have the required experience needed to service your projects.

NES is here to help with all your geotechnical engineering, materials testing needs and CEI needs. Certificate of Authorization No. 30442 FDOT Pre-Qualification: Work groups 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4.1,9.5, 10.1 and 10.3