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Geotechnical Engineering & Design

DST’s Geotechnical Engineering team is an award winning service provider of innovative and environmentally friendly geotechnical solutions for foundations, earth infrastructures and soils-structure interactions.  Our expert staff apply national and international experience in ground investigation, material testing, geotechnical design, geotechnical instrumentation, ground engineering and ground improvement to provide our clients with innovative, value-added services.

Geotechnical Desk StudyGeotechnical Desk Study

Planning of ground investigations can be much more effective when existing data and literature related to the project are available. A desk study compiling all available data is a valuable source of information as it allows a better understanding of the nature of grounds…

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Ground Investigation & In-Situ TestingGround Investigation & In-Situ Testing

Ground investigations are required to profile the underlying soils and rocks as well as groundwater conditions, to carry out in-situ tests to determine in-situ state of soils, rocks and groundwater characteristics and to collect undisturbed and disturbed samples for further testing…

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Material Testing, Inspection & Quality Control ServicesMaterial Testing, Inspection & Quality Control Services

Engineers and scientist dealing with materials including construction materials as well as geo-materials are required to understand their characteristics as well as their performance upon completion of construction. In order to ensure materials are performing as expected…

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Geotechnical DesignGeotechnical Design

DST has extensive experience in geotechnical design applying applicable national, international and innovative design codes and methods for various types of geotechnical structures. In addition to the application of conventional theoretical and empirical designmethods…

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Geotechnical Instrumentation & Performance MonitoringGeotechnical Instrumentation & Performance Monitoring

Deformation of soil involves the combined effect of elastic, plastic and viscosity. Therefore the deformation behavior is rather complex. In addition to the complex nature of soil deformation, the additional stresses imposed on the soils are varied not only in terms of magnitude but also in the directions…

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Ground ImprovementGround Improvement

Due to the high demand of land in many cities, poor ground conditions are unavoidable for the development of new infrastructure. As such the Geotechnical Engineer has to adopt a ground improvement method in order to improve the underlying soils. In addition…

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Ground EngineeringGround Engineering

Geotechnical engineers not only deal with geomaterials they also deal with structural elements which interact with the soils and rocks. Many structural elements can be supported with support generated from ground applying ground engineering principles. DST and DST employees have extensive experiences in providing alternative …

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Slope StabilizationSlope Stabilization

DST is specialized in slope stability assessment as well as exploring various options of slope stabilization methods. DST has an in-house capacity to carry out slope stability analyses on various configurations and pore pressure conditions using Slope/W and also applying stress deformation analysis using Finite Element Modeling…

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HydrogeologyHydrogeology

DST’s Geo-Services group consists of experienced hydrogeologists and geotechnical engineers with a groundwater engineering background. DST can provide hydrogeological studies for exploration of domestic and commercial water supply, dewatering design for civil engineering constructions and mine dewatering, hydrogeological…

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Forensic Geotechnical Engineering & Expert WitnessForensic Geotechnical Engineering & Expert Witness

DST Geo-Services applying their extensive knowledge in geotechnical engineering, provide forensic geotechnical engineering services to determine the cause of failure or damages. DST has the capability to provide expert …

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Finite Element ModelingFinite Element Modeling

Unlike other materials, soil has THREE phases. One type of phase material to another behaves differently. Therefore stress deformation behavior of soil is different in TIME and SPACE. Soil profile as well as their characteristics could be varied both vertically and horizontally…

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Industrial Engineering Research & Developments Research & Development

Technology is developing at a very fast pace and the rate of progress is exponential. As DST provides technical services it is essential that we remain current with industry technology so that we remain ahead of our competitors. In order to remain up-to-date with industry developments…

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Community Events

Booth Street Asbestos Risk Evaluation

Booth Street in Ottawa is home to a Government of Canada building complex. Recently during renovations at this complex, one of the buildings underwent an emergency shutdown and evacuation because…


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DST and the Whitesand First Nation Career Fair

On April 18, DST Consulting Engineers attended The Whitesand First Nation career fair. This fair was hosted by Whitesand First Nation and held at their new multiplex facility.   The…


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DST Heads Up North for the Nunavut Mining Symposiu...

Iqaluit, Nunavut is a central hub for the northern territories in Canada. Each spring this small but vibrant northern city fills up with visitors flocking to the Nunavut Mining Symposium…


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RBC Future Launch Program at DST Thunder Bay

Over the past year, in partnership with Lakehead University and RBC, Amanda Sauermann, Senior Marketing Specialist at DST Consulting Engineers Inc, has had a placement student under the Future Launch…


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Nanticoke Stack Demolition: 2 stacks, 650 ft, 10 s...

On Wednesday, February 28th, the Nanticoke, Ontario skyline was changed forever as the two 650 ft stacks at the Nanticoke OPG plant were toppled by a controlled explosive blast.  After…


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Blasting Videos

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Our qualified blasting engineers design more than just rock-cuts and mines. They take down structures! Reinforced concrete buildings, smokestacks, steel tanks…

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