Markets: Transportation



As the leading provider of geotechnical, environmental, and materials testing and engineering services in the southwest, Western Technologies can provide the expertise and resources to carry out even the most demanding projects with creativity and integrity. Our experts serve many facets of the transportation industry including heavy highway and roadways, heavy and light rail, general aviation and major airport hub facilities.

Western Technologies engineering experts are prepared to work with the design team from initial planning to post-construction inspection and close-out. Our decades of experience with design-build and public-private partnerships demonstrates Western’s ability to see the larger picture and identify critical issues in a project and deliver straightforward solutions to avoid overruns and delays.

With offices across the southwest, our professionals are able to respond to project needs with the appropriate local knowledge and experienced personnel to provide the best solution.

For decades, Western Technologies has performed services on continuous expansion and reconfiguration of runway systems at some of the busiest airports in the world. These services include airfield site characterization to define subsurface conditions both in active airfield areas and in potential airfield and concourse expansion areas. Also included is borrow area characterization to evaluate the volume and properties of the materials available at potential borrow sites.

Essential testing and inspection data management to maintain, analyze and display geotechnical, materials and pavement data is one of our company strengths. The format and presentation of test results and analysis in a Western Technologies report provides for quick and efficient agency review and use by design engineers and contractors.

Highways & Roadways
Many federal, state and local roadways have been designed and built following Western Technologies professional design recommendations and utilizing our on-site quality control and laboratory testing capabilities. Our experience ranges from the most traveled highways, such as Interstates 10, 15, 17, 25 and 40, to the most remote roadways in the Navajo Nation.

For over 60 years, we have been involved in a wide range of roadway development and rehabilitation projects across the southwestern United States. Our support staff is continuously dedicated to remote projects throughout our region, and we have related expertise ranging from federal parks, national forests and monuments, interstate highways, county and city roads, to regional mall parking lots. Our diverse experience and knowledge of local conditions and agency requirements allows Western Technologies to provide pavement design and maintenance recommendations that will meet client and government agency needs.