What is Geotechnical Engineering? Geotechnical engineering, also known as geotechnics, soil testing, or soil analysis, is the evaluation of the earth’s components before starting a construction project. Most examinations include surface and subsurface exploration, soil sampling, and laboratory analysis.
What is its significance with construction projects? The characteristics and quality of your soil play a vital role in how a building is constructed. It’s best to have a professional analyze the soil before any construction begins to determine if it’s suitable for your project.Learn more
Richmond’s population growth over the last decade was double that of the nation. Mainly driven by millennials attracted to Richmond’s opportunities to live, work, and play and at more affordable living costs. Construction on The Lake, a 105-acre mixed-use development anchored by a surf park, is expected to begin early this year. Upon completion it will be the first on the East Coast and the largest in the world.
Overall the market’s multifamily pipeline is growing with development activity spreading from the core. Center City is expected to receive the most deliveries this year, even as openings are slowing. Completions are instead going to areas such as North Montgomery County and the Greater Norristown. With 1,200 apartments to be built within the next few years, Chester County is another submarket rapidly expanding.
Washington, D.C.’s development pipeline to expand in 2020 after two years of declines. The Navy Yard and the Capital South Waterfront areas are expected to see more than 4,000 apartments completed this year. Some Arlington submarkets will see an increase in apartments as well due to Amazon’s presence.