TEC is very familiar with the soil conditions in New England. We have worked with a wide variety of complex geologic and subsurface conditions throughout New England. Our vast experience has provided us with a great understanding of the impacts that variability in subsurface conditions can have on design and construction.
We have had the opportunity to work with many different types of clients, including governmental agencies and municipalities, energy and utility providers, public and private institutions, architectural and engineering firms, and general contractors. Because our services benefit nearly every type of project, be it vertical or horizontal, our projects span many different industries.
Why Work With TEC?
Because our services are needed at different stages in a project’s timeline, it is not uncommon for clients to work with the firm from project inception through construction. Working with one firm that can provide all these construction related services not only saves our clients time and money, but it takes some of the pain out of hiring different vendors for each service.
The knowledge that we can share as a team also allows us to have a better understanding of the project. TEC’s geotechnical engineers and construction services managers have the experience to assist with consultation of materials-related issues at the construction site. Each of our engineers work actively and regularly with our construction materials testing staff and have practical construction-related experience to address a wide variety of construction issues.
Working with a firm with many small offices has many benefits. TEC is a division of S.W. Cole Engineering, Inc. which is headquartered in Bangor, Maine, and has seven branch offices across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Each of these offices have a local staff to allow us to give clients personal attention. The locations of our offices, which are situated fairly close to one another, enable us to flexibly and responsively service project sites and share resources, experience and knowledge across the company.
TEC maintains a fully-equipped and certified Materials Testing Laboratory in addition to its administration and engineering capabilities.
Our client base includes both public agencies and the private sector. The following services are provided as either elements of a comprehensive project or as stand-alone tasks:
- Full or part-time construction observation
- Construction administration
- Maintenance of construction records
- Laboratory and/or field testing of construction materials
- Concrete, aggregate, soil, asphalt
- Special Inspections
- Geotechnical engineering
- Test borings
- Monitoring of compliance with environmental regulations
- Project acceptance inspections
- Construction payment reviews
- Construction claims analysis
- Shop drawing reviews
- As-built plan reviews