OUR SERVICES

Columbia West provides professional geotechnical engineering, structural special inspections, construction materials testing, and environmental consulting services for projects located throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our engineers, technicians, and inspectors have a wide range of local knowledge and relevant expertise, and work diligently to develop positive working relationships with local regulatory agencies, architects, civil engineers, contractors, and other project stakeholders. Columbia West is committed to providing services in a professional, timely, and cost-effective manner.

Construction Materials Testing
Columbia West’s nationally accredited in-house construction materials and soil mechanics laboratory provides analytical testing and analyses of soil, aggregate, asphalt, concrete, grout, and other construction materials.

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Environmental Services
Columbia West provides a variety of environmental consulting services. We provide ongoing storm water planning, monitoring, and sampling services for many clients with facilities located throughout the Pacific Northwest and regularly prepare environmental site assessments for proposed developments in the Portland–Vancouver area.

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Geotechnical Engineering Services
Columbia West is a geotechnical engineering, materials testing, and structural special inspection firm located in Vancouver, Washington. Columbia West provides geotechnical services for a variety of public and private clients, including several local regulatory agencies, ports, school districts, and private developers located throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Special Inspection / Construction Materials Inspection
Columbia West is an A2LA-accredited, WABO and OBOA-registered special inspection agency serving the Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Our certified special inspectors and engineering technicians routinely provide structural inspection and construction materials testing services. Inspection and testing services include field compaction density testing of soil, aggregate, and asphalt during site grading and structural special inspections of reinforced and post-tensioned concrete, post-installed proprietary anchors, structural masonry, steel erection, bolting, welding, lateral wood and cold-form steel shear walls and diaphragms, welding and steel fabricator audits and inspections, spray applied fireproofing and intumescent coatings.

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