Who Bryant Consultants Is and Problems We Solve
A New Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Traditional Geotechnical Engineering
Founded in 1996 on the principle of relentlessly pursuing hidden truths or soil and structures, Bryant Consultant’s CEO, Dr. John Bryant dedicated himself to building a geotechnical forensic consultancy to deliver a new approach to geotechnical engineering termed “Geoneering™.
Geoneering™ is a multi-disciplinary process using geoscience and engineering to evaluate risks, solve soil structure interaction problems, and mitigate the effects of site anomalies.
Geoneering™ Delivers When Solving Complex Geotechnical Forensic Problems
“Soil and materials keep their secrets,” is one truth Dr. Bryant holds to. This means today’s geotechnical problems are due to a mix of engineering, environment and materials.
This is significant because traditionally, geotechnical engineers have relied heavily on industry accepted assumptions and empirical relationships in developing design parameters of foundations, retaining wall structures, and earth structures. However, a given soil matrix can be highly variable, extremely complex, and can exhibit a certain non-uniqueness in material compositions and engineering properties. For these reasons, a degree of uncertainty exists in every applied geotechnical decision and parameter. Thus, Dr. Bryant took a different tact, combining many disciplines into one approach known as “Geoneering.”
This approach is also the basis for the development of Bryant’s patented Limited Site Investigation™ process for homebuilders in order to systematically identify and delineate the gross anomalies and higher risk areas of a site associated with soil-structure interaction phenomena. The Limited Site Investigation ™ process combines soil boring, ground water sampling and resistivity analyses in a patented combination to evaluate subsurface anomalies with state of the art accuracy.
How Bryant Consultants Can Help You
The firm specializes in research, analysis and expert witness testimony for law firms, insurance companies, home owners, oil and gas, off shore drilling operations and more. Our expertise traverses:
Soil and Materials Analysis Using Proven Geoforensic Analysis Tools
Our consultants employ state-of-the-art geophysical methods for site analysis such as:
- Electrical resistivity (using the patented GMMIR® method)
- Ground penetrating radar (GPR)
- Electromagnetic surveys (EM), and seismic refraction
Other field techniques are used as well, such as conventional geotechnical exploration, LiDAR, and site instrumentation and monitoring.
As a distinction, our team also employs advanced numerical modeling and visualization programs including PLAXIS, SVOFFICE, SLOPE/W as well as proprietary software packages that allow for the development of high-quality, accurate simulations of the subsurface.
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