AGEC conducts geotechnical engineering investigations for proposed and existing structures in areas of potential earthquake hazard. AGEC seismic engineering services include estimations of probable maximum credible earthquake (MCE) and operating basis earthquake (OBE) forces, estimation of earthquake loads in UBC Seismic Zones III and IV under MCE, OBE, and design earthquake conditions, geologic fault hazard investigations, liquefaction potential studies, deformation and slope stability analyses (static, pseudostatic, and dynamic), geophysical surveys (measurements of in-situ shear wave velocities), and determinations of site-specific response spectra. AGEC engineers use the results of these investigations to provide recommendations for use during construction of new structures or retrofitting of existing structures.
AGEC's clients requesting seismic services for structure evaluation include the LDS Church (Assembly Building), Novell (East Bay Campus, Buildings G and H), Micron Lehi Campus, and Continental Bank. Clientele requesting seismic services for embankment evaluation include Safety Kleen (Grassy Mountain Waste Disposal Facility), Kennecott Utah Copper (Arthur Stepback Repository, area municipalities (Sandy City Water Treatment Plant), and local and national engineering firms (various projects).