Safety is vastly important in any civil engineering project. In order to make sure that a job is as safe as possible, the company responsible for the construction should get materials testing to be sure that the ground below is safe for whatever project is being undertaken. A geotechnical engineer will know the procedures and have the equipment necessary to make sure that the foundation for a new project is sturdy enough to keep it safe. Their expertise and ability to conduct proper materials testing and ensure safety during a new civil engineering project.
One of the earliest steps towards safely starting a new project is getting an environmental phase I assessment. This stage of materials testing will ensure that the soil and ground underneath the property is not contaminated by dangerous chemicals or other substances. In the long run, this is a very valuable step both in making sure that the site is safe for workers who are likely to get sick or injured and that it is permanently a safe environment for anyone who lives or works there.
Any piece of real estate is subject to an environmental audit and materials testing to make sure that the site is safe and meets regulations. No matter how much care is taken when constructing a building, if the site itself is dangerous, the location as a whole will be. Getting proper materials testing is the best way to avoid that kind of problem.