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Boxboro, MA, United States, 2007/02/28 - Geocomp Corporation, a technology based company that identifies and manages risks associated with construction and infrastructure of public and private works projects throughout the world.
Geocomp Corporation, is now the only organization in the U.S. to offer extensive rock testing capability.
Geocomp Corporation caters to owners and agencies demanding niche geotechnical services for their large infrastructure projects. The company’s lab testing division, GeoTesting Express, has greatly expanded their equipment so they may provide clients with the most comprehensive rock testing available in the nation.
Previously, testing options were limited and no one laboratory was equipped to provide a complete array of rock testing services. Now, GeoTesting Express provides a wide range of capabilities including:
• Direct Shear
• Unconfined Compression
• Triaxial Compression
• Elastic Moduli
• Point Load Index
• Pulse Velocities and Ultrasonic Elastic Constance
• Punch Penetration
• Splitting (Brazilian) Tensile Strength
“We’re pleased to be able to offer these unique testing services to clients. By investing in this state-of-the-art equipment, we’ve streamlined the testing process. We are able to reduce testing turnaround time, and essentially, the related cost to the client,” noted W. Allen Marr, President and CEO.
In addition to their extensive rock testing capability, Geocomp offers geotechnical laboratory and field testing of soil, geosynthetics and other materials below ground surface, before, during and after construction.
Geocomp is well-established in the U.S. with branches in Atlanta, Massachusetts and New York. Their extensive client list includes Lawrence Livermore National Lab at the University of California and other universities; the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers as well as other government agencies and private labs. International clients include Engineering Centre Of Urals Energetic in Russia and others in Korea, China, Brazil and Vietnam.
Technologies to Manage Risk for Infrastructure
Established in 1982, Geocomp Corporation helps clients identify and manage risks associated with the construction and operation of infrastructure. A technology-based company, Geocomp focuses on identifying and applying the most appropriate technologies to help clients manage risk cost effectively.
Geocomp’s Consulting, Lab Systems, Field Systems and GeoTesting services provide clients with a comprehensive understanding of the underground conditions and potential hazards below the surface to effectively minimize the risks of worker and public safety, construction delays, additional costs and damage to property. The company’s full range of solutions include: analysis methods to identify and quantify significant sources of risk; materials testing to reduce uncertainty in structural behavior; development of client specific software and hardware solutions; and real-time WEB-based monitoring to reduce consequences of unexpected performance.
From the “Big Dig” Central Artery/Tunnel in Boston, Massachusetts to the Metro subway in Athens, Greece to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington, D.C. and the Tonen Refinery in Kawasaki, Japan, Geocomp’s team of engineers has more than 200 years of combined experience in helping clients identify, manage and mitigate underground risk.
With branches in New York and Atlanta, Geocomp Corporation is headquartered in Boxborough, Mass.