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Grading Support


GMU has assembled field teams to observe and test all grading operations for some of the biggest grading projects in Southern California, including:


  • Crystal Cove in Newport Coast

  • Ladera Ranch in South Orange County

  • Talega in San Clemente

  • Santaluz in San Diego

All teams are led by both an engineering geologist and a geotechnical engineer. Field personnel includes engineering technicians, field geologists, and geotechnical laboratory technicians. Senior personnel has decades of experience. The entire field team is supported by a professional office staff of engineers and geologists who evaluate and engineer field modifications as required. In addition, a QA/QC engineer is also assigned to evaluate the field data regularly.


One of the keys to GMU’s success during precise grade and construction phases is the multi-disciplined background of our engineering technicians.  Many of our technicians have construction experience and are multi-trained and certified not only as engineering soils technicians but also as special inspectors.  This enables GMU staff to view the project as a whole and provide unparalleled input to the project superintendent.


  • Professional Project Management by Both Engineers and Geologists

  • Proactive Approach to Needs and Field Modifications

    • ​Real-time re-evaluation and emgineering

  • Engineering Technician or Technician Team Selected/ Assembled to Meet the Project's Custom Needs

    • ​Background and capabilities of each technician matched with the project needs

  • Mobile Labs

    • ​For large grading projects, GMU assembles on-site labs as necessary to provide data to the field as quickly as possible

  • QA/QC of Field Data

    • Curve verification, data consistency and adequacy, as well as statistical analysis performed as needed by an in-house engineer

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