Civil Engineering

Most of the civil engineering projects, challenged by complex and unique geological settings require sub-surface information prior to design and construction. Geo-physics and geo-technology is used to evaluate the characteristics of sites intended for major structures like dams, tunnels, highways, waterways, skyscrapers or power lines.


Our professionals at TVIPL use state-of-the-art equipment and interpretation techniques to analyze the properties of soil or sub-soil, on land or at sea. The information provides a detailed insight into the site condition and provides valuable support for efficient and effective designing, and execution of the project.
Using modern techniques, we are able to precisely identify rock anomalies like fractures and faults, the Modulii of Elasticity in Shear and Compression etc., overburden thickness, rippability (excavability) of rock and almost any physical property of sub-surface. These investigations optimize boring, and eliminate the unexpected by virtue of continuous information provided, rather than discrete information obtained by boreholes.
The Company has advanced tools for site investigations intended for major structures like dams, tunnels, highways, waterways or power transmission towers:

Land Applications

Sea Application

An integrated approach can provide unique solutions on sub-surface conditions:

  • Foundation studies for dams, dykes, skyscrapers, transmission towers, bridges etc., providing information on overburden thickness, rock quality, presence of weak zones, fractures, faults etc.
  • Tunnel route studies, detailed information on sub-surface conditions.
  • Dam monitoring, non-destructive tests for cracks, concrete degradation, leak path detection, sink hole mapping, in-situ material properties, pre-grouting and post-grouting studies.
  • Existing utility delineation prior to piling, pier construction, excavation etc., for flyovers, subways, mass rapid transport system etc.

Other Applications