In the Construction Inspections section of our website, we briefly discussed Cass Cura’s role in third party quality assurance and the outline basically showed that we are not the designer.  That is true in the sense that we are not the structural, mechanical or electrical engineer however; there are some very important engineering roles that Cass Cura plays.   Prior to testing construction materials, there needs to be design of construction materials.  This is where Geotechnical and Materials Engineering come into play.  Cass Cura provides these professional engineering services and they are figuratively and literally the foundation for the success of projects.

These services are two fold.  We can be on the front end of new construction and provide new designs or we can evaluate exiting facilities and provide remediation recommendations.

Geotechnical Engineering:

  • Geotechnical (soils) Evaluations
  • Percolation Testing
  • Pavement Design

Materials Engineering:

  • Soil / Lime Modification Recommendations
  • Asphalt Mix Designs
  • Concrete Mix Designs
  • Shotcrete Mix Designs

It is very common to see Geotechnical firms provide third party materials testing and inspection services.  It is an easy step because the engineering and testing that is needed to be a geotechnical firm is also needed to be a materials testing firm.  Cass Cura is no different in that regard however; we are unique when it comes to providing Roof Consulting services.  As stated in the Who We Are section of this website, our team is comprised of individuals with an abundance of knowledge and expertise and Roof Consulting is one of those.

In regard to Materials Engineering and Roof Consulting; these two services go hand in hand when property managers are in need of a parking lot consultant and a roof consultant.  See “Roof Consulting” for more info.