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Our unconventional approach, rooted in technical excellence, brings efficiency and safety to your rock engineering projects. 

Rock engineering design is critical to avoid dangerous rockfall events near roadways, existing structures, or within rock excavations. In serious incidents the effects can go far beyond project delays or debris cleanup: it can include blocked roadways, damaged rail lines, damaged infrastructure, or — the worst case-scenario — personal injuries or casualties. When managing rock excavation and rockfall mitigation projects, other complex challenges you may encounter include difficult site access, unconventional construction techniques, environmental issues, diverse stakeholders, regulatory complexity, and the potential for escalating project cost and risk. 

Haley & Aldrich’s engineering geologists and geotechnical engineers approach each rock engineering and rockfall mitigation project with efficiency in mind. We work closely with you to understand the attributes of your specific site and project objectives. We then evaluate mitigation measures, prioritize your project’s high-risk areas first, and utilize observational and monitoring approaches for lesser hazards. Through this efficient approach, we anticipate problems before they occur, ultimately reducing future rockfall hazard risks and cost.

At Haley & Aldrich, we look for ways to provide the greatest value at less cost. We do so by relying on our foundation of technical excellence and ability to develop unconventional solutions when necessary. For example, our certified remote UAS pilots use drones to survey and evaluate rock characteristics, and access hard-to-see construction elements as part of our evaluation, design, and construction inspection work. This approach gives us access to areas not accessible by foot, reduces costs, and is safer. 

Talk to our service expert

Scott Goldkamp

Program Manager, Geotechnical Engineering

Christopher Eddy

Technical Expert

Service highlights

  • Checkmark Construction monitoring of rock stabilization elements
  • Checkmark Post-tensioned rock anchors design
  • Checkmark Rock blasting and vibration monitoring
  • Checkmark Rock mechanics analyses
  • Checkmark Rock slope mitigation design
  • Checkmark Site characterization and geological mapping
  • Checkmark Support of excavation design in rock excavations
  • Checkmark Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) survey
Rock engineering project site set up with net to avoid hazardous rockfall

Breaking down the complexities of rock engineering to find the right solutions

Rock engineering is a complex, often misunderstood endeavor, with the risk typically borne by the public entity, site developer, or property owner. One of our primary goals is to help you and the project stakeholders understand the complicated pieces of the rock engineering puzzle.

We break down complex topics into simple, easy-to-digest parts so concerned parties understand the science, why it’s important, and what it means for the success of the project. We go beyond addressing the technical elements of the project, working to assuage concerns from the community, whether they are abutting landowners, regulators, or the general public.

We provide rock engineering and rockfall mitigation services for the following markets:

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