The foundation of your project is the cornerstone of our business. At ECS, we know what's below the surface can be as crucial and complex as the structure it supports. Subsurface conditions can dramatically affect your project's design, budget and schedule. We bring innovative solutions that deliver cost-saving, practical and code compliant designs. That's why thousands of local, regional and national firms turn to us to solve their geotechnical challenges. Delivering Quality and Value From subsurface exploration to geological studies and design recommendations, ECS delivers a complete spectrum of geotechnical consulting Environmental decisions are business decisions. At ECS, we know that environmental issues can greatly impact property transactions and development decisions. The scope of these issues can determine the success - or failure - of your development plans. We can't prevent their occurrence, but we can reduce their potential impact. Providing Comprehensive Environmental Capabilities A recognized local, regional and national leader in environmental compliance and consulting, ECS utilizes sound environmental techniques to create innovative solutions and cost-savings options for even the most challenging environmental problems. Our knowledge of local conditions and regulations helps us develop cost effective and timely solutions for our clients. Our environmental services include: Phase I, environmental site assessments Phase II, sampling and investigation of soil and groundwater Phase III, remedial design and feasibility studies Corrective action plans Brownfield permitting and development Cultural resource and archeological studies Wetlands delineation and permitting Asbestos and lead-based paint management studies Indoor air quality assessments Regulatory compliance and permitting Solid waste planning and design UST compliance inspection and management Soil and groundwater remediation and treatment system design Bio-remediation systems Building condition assessments CONSTRUCTION Materials quality construction requires quality materials, proper execution and timely documentation. Your plans are intricate and your specifications exact. You can't afford deviations in quality and you want to avoid schedule-imposed penalties. You need a firm that delivers timely observation, test results and expert recommendations during the pre-construction and construction stages of your project. With ECS, you get a firm that delivers both strong expertise and state-of-the-art report processing and delivery systems. Providing Timely, Efficient Reporting Systems At ECS, we know that construction delays translate into extra costs. Our teams of engineers and engineering technicians help you create expedient, cost-effective decisions. We deploy on-site electronic data acquisition and wireless transmission systems to speed our reports to all project team members. Our report delivery times are the best in the industry -- with final reports on your desktop in hours or days -- versus days or weeks for the competition. Providing a Full Service Spectrum For more than 20 years, ECS has focused on delivering a wide range of construction observation and testing services across the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest and Texas. From materials testing through installation and post-construction monitoring, ECS provides a full spectrum of construction services including: Engineering, Observation and Testing Special Inspections per IBCEarthwork monitoring and testing for shallow and deep foundation systems. Quality control and quality assurance programs for construction materials and processes. Field and laboratory testing of construction materials. Nondestructive evaluation of steel and concrete. Pre and post-construction surveys of existing structures. Floor flatness surveys. Post-tensioning observation and documentation. Fire proofing testing and inspection. Facilities Protect. Comply. Improve.