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Bentley Systems, Incorporated

BentleyLOGO.jpgBentley’s gINT software provides the industry’s most popular geoenvironmental and geotechnical software for fully customizable borehole/boring and well logs, fence diagrams, geotechnical testing and other professional engineering reports. With an over 20-year track record of success, gINT geoenvironmental and geotechnical software sets the industry standard and is the product of choice for numerous transportation authorities, government agencies, and leading civil engineering firms.

685 Stockton Drive
Exton, PA 19341
Phone: 1-800-BENTLEY


Moretrench LogoAt Moretrench, a nationally renowned specialty geotechnical contractor, we specialize in engineering design/build solutions to meet the diverse conditions and construction challenges that impact so many of today’s projects. Expertise in a diverse range of technologies, backed by superior engineering and proven on-site experience, enables us to knowledgeably engineer and construct applications for the specialized needs of subsurface construction.

For more than 90 years, Moretrench has been a trusted and respected name in the civil, environmental, construction and geotechnical engineering communities. Our reputation has been earned through quality, commitment and service. That’s a reputation you can build on.

New Jersey (Headquarters)
100 Stickle Avenue
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Phone: (973) 627-2100
Email: Contact Moretrench

Nicholson Construction Company

Nicholson Construction

Since 1955, Nicholson Construction Company has been setting the industry standard for performance and technical innovation in geotechnical construction. As the North American business unit of the Soletanche Bachy Group, Nicholson is part of a global network of unparalleled geotechnical resources and expertise.

We have built our reputation by performing the highest quality work and
providing the most innovative solutions on the widest range of demanding and high profile projects. With district offices around the country Nicholson has the capabilities and local expertise to address each region’s unique geotechnical construction needs.

(Corporate Headquarters)
12 McClane Street
Cuddy, PA 15031
Phone: (412) 221-4500
Email: Contact Nicholson


Dataforensics Logo

Dataforensics is a leader in geotechnical and environmental data management tools to help you efficiently and effectively collect, manage, archive and report your data. We offer software applications and data management consulting services which enable efficient, timely and accurate assessments by company personnel. Organizations ranging from government organizations to single-person establishments use the resulting data assessments for analysis, design and construction purposes. Visit for more information about how Dataforensics can help you.

3280 Pointe Parkway Suite 2000
Norcross, GA 30092

Novo Tech Software, Ltd.

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Novo Tech Software is an engineering software development company based in Vancouver, BC. Novo Tech produces engineering software tools for geotechnical engineering firms. To learn more and download the free trial version, visit:

4188 Hoskins Road,
North Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada, V7K 2P5

Hayward Baker

Hayward Baker LogoHayward Baker (HB) is North America’s leading geotechnical contractor, offering the full range of pre and post construction services for foundation rehabilitation, settlement control, liquefaction mitigation, soil stabilization, groundwater control, slope stability, excavation support and underpinning. HB is ranked #1 Specialty Excavation/Foundation Contractor by Engineering News-Record, year after year.

Headquartered in Odenton, Maryland, HB has over 20 offices across the United States, as well as locations in Central and South America, and Canada. Since its inception, HB has established itself in the forefront of geotechnical specialty contracting, evolving and expanding to meet the increasingly complex needs of the construction community. HB is capable of offering full Design-Build services for virtually any geotechnical construction application.




With over 85,000 projects completed and over 25 years of specialized experience using geo-polymer products and solutions, URETEK ICR’s nationwide network of affiliates have extensive knowledge and expertise to provide a custom, engineered solution for our clients. URETEK ICR holds the most patents on material and processes that have been specified for over two decades. With geotechnical solutions that provide quality and value to our clients, URETEK ICR puts customers in control of their structural and geotechnical challenges with proven concrete lifting and soil stabilization solutions.

Address (Corporate):
13900 Humble Rd.
Tomball, TX 77375
Phone: 281.290.1135
Email: Ty Taylor ()

TerraThane™ / NCFI Polyurethanes


NCFI is a U.S. polyurethane manufacturing leader in the supply of high performance polyurethane systems since 1964. Our line of TerraThane™ geotechnical polyurethanes are ideally suited for concrete lifting and leveling, soil stabilization, void fill and erosion control. TerraThane™ is used as a standalone solution to repair sunken concrete slabs, filling voids, stabilizing soils, and in combination with other soil modification techniques.

NCFI serves the Eastern and Central U.S. from our headquarters in NC, and the Mountains and West from our manufacturing facility in UT. We also operate 14 material stock warehouses across the U.S. and Canada.

We offer equipment and custom trailer rig design and supply, technical services, custom product development and can assist in the recommendation and specification of a TerraThane™ polyurethane system for your project.

Website: /
Address (Corporate):
1515 Carter Street
Mt Airy, NC 27030
Phone: 1-800-346-8229
Email: Pat Burchett ()

Keynetix Ltd.

KeynetixKeynetix prides itself on its data management expertise. Geotechnical and Environmental Data Management software is all they do – and they’re good at it, which is why Autodesk choose them to be their worldwide Geotechnical Industry Partner.

Their software has evolved over the past twenty years to seamlessly handle all aspects of geotechnical data workflow. It has helped many clients to achieve significant efficiencies on jobs ranging from a single borehole to projects as prestigious as London’s Crossrail, the London Olympic Park and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau fixed link.

Products include; HoleBASE SI, for borehole data management, log production, section diagrams, and BIM integration into AutoCAD Civil 3D; KeyLAB for geotechnical laboratory management and control, KeyAGS for creating, importing and exporting of AGS Data and Pocket SI for hand held data collection of site investigation information.  Keynetix also develops and hosts national archives such as the UK Highway Agency’s Geotechnical Data Management System ( in partnership with Mott MacDonald).

Systems House
Burnt Meadow Road
B98 9PA
Phone: +44 (0) 1527 688888


GingegroGintegro is a geotechnical engineering software and services company. We offer GEO5, a user-friendly,modular geotechnical software suite that originates from the birthplace of Karl Terzaghi, the "father of soil mechanics". For over 20 years GEO5 has been beloved worldwide, by geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, and structural engineers.

Gintegro also offers geotechnical engineering software services including data management, reporting, interoperability and integration of databases, gINT, GEO5, Geographic Information System (GIS), and Computer Aided Design (CAD), all with a vision of incorporating it in Building Information Modeling (BIM). In a sentence, Gintegro focuses to services that identify, articulate and automate workflows, resulting in increased profit margin and slashed costs.

Gintegro LLC
3422 Old Capitol Trail # 830
Wilmington, DE 19808

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