NOVA provides various Geotechnical Engineering services, including:

  • Site Investigations
  • Conditions Testing
  • Materials Testing
  • Risk Assessment
  • And More
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To ensure the timeliness of information to your design team, NOVA utilizes the Milestone Program in every geotechnical investigation.

Unforeseen subsurface conditions are a major cause of project delays. The NOVA Services “Milestone” program provides project owners and developers with a step-by-step path to on-time delivery while eliminating unnecessary construction risks. 

Step 1: On-Site Geotechnical Engineering Field Work

Step 2: Deliver Preliminary Findings

Step 3: Perform Laboratory Testing

Step 4: Deliver Engineering Analysis

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  • Feasibility/Site Selection
  • Preliminary Site Assessments
  • Geotechnical Due Diligence
  • Alternatives Evaulations
  • Coastal Bluff Siting
  • Aerial Drone Survey
  • Fault Rupture Hazard Investigation (Fault Trenching)


  • Foundation & Wall Design
  • Pavement Design
  • Seismic Design
  • Ground Improvement Planning
  • Embankment Design
  • Materials Assessment
  • Infiltration/Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs)
  • Dewatering
  • Numerical Modeling
  • Erosion Control
  • Geosynthetics


  • Pavement System Evaluation
  • Foundation Installation Monitoring
  • Review of Excavation Bracing Systems
  • Earthwork Monitoring
  • Ground Improvement Monitoring
  • Instrumentation
  • Dewatering
  • Failure Assessment
  • Claims Assessment


Orthomosaic Imagery

Multiple views of your project that act as one. Orthomosaic imagery from UAV acquired data allows you to obtain a bird’s eye view of your project. Drone fleets scan your entire site, sending back critical information across the entirety of your project site enabling you to assess risks in real-time.

Dense 3D Point Cloud

A whole new view of your construction site. The Dense 3D Point Cloud creates an immersive, 360-degree experience from UAV scanned imagery. Walk your virtual construction site, analyze risk, and avoid costly oversights.

Advanced Engineering at your Fingertips

NOVA Services provides a variety of highly specialized engineering services to meet your project needs.

  • Volumetrics Analysis
  • Cross-Section Analysis
  • Virtual Grade Checks
  • Earth Slope Movement


High Resolution Reality Capture

UAV scanning and surveying provides you with the data needed to drive project decisions faster. SiteSpy provides an all-in-one platform organizing multiple UAV assets and turning data and imagery into insight.

  • View projects in a grid, list, or map view
  • Store ortho, point cloud, and drawing databases

Orthomosaic Imaging – Many Views, One Complete Picture

Data is only as good as your ability to analyze it. SiteSpy uses UAV data to turn thousands of images into a single view to create:

  • 3D Point Clouds
  • Photorealistic 3D Meshes
  • Exportable 2D Orthomosaics

See Progress from Every Angle

Utilizing SiteSpy technology gives your project unique advantages. One of these advantages is getting a true 360-degree view of your project. With multiple moving parts and many people working in conjunction on any given site, project managers need to be able to see the forest through the trees to ensure everything is on schedule. With NOVA’s expertise in UAV scanning, you’ll always have the big picture.

Right Information, Right Place, Right on Time

In today’s technology backed world, information is more powerful than ever. SiteSpy puts all your information, inspection reports, testing results, and more in a single location, accessible from anywhere.