Performance Record – FGE's performance record is best illustrated by the long and continuous relationship with our clients. FGE has been providing geotechnical services under agreement with Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., and it's subsidiaries on approximately 115 projects for the last 23 years. Two of the largest developers in Hawaii, The Gentry Companies and Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii, Inc. have used FGE for over 20 years. Within the last 15 years, FGE has worked extensively for Costco, D.R. Horton, Grove Farm Properties, C. Brewer Properties, Inc. and A & B Properties on Maui. Our performance record also includes five Design/Build projects for Dick Pacific Construction.
FGE has worked on over 200 projects with the Department of Accounting and General Services of the State of Hawaii over the past 33 years, and on major projects for the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, the City and County of Honolulu and the Counties of Maui and Hawaii.
These clients’ requirements for quality of work, cost control and meeting schedules are very demanding due to their financing costs and marketing requirements. This long association is the best evidence of our ability to perform the work in terms of cost control, quality of work and in compliance with the project schedule.
FGE received Engineering Excellence Awards in 1993 and 1995 for geotechnical methods and solutions exhibiting engineering ingenuity and innovation, resulting in significant savings in project costs to our clients.
Quality Assurance – FGE is a member of ASFE, The Association of Engineering Firms Practicing in the Geosciences, and has incorporated their quality control practices into our operation. ASFE stress a high level of quality control as the main goal of providing error-free projects, thereby minimizing liability exposure. FGE is peer reviewed regularly as part of the ASFE Peer Review Program.
The Oahu Office maintains a Certified Laboratory accredited by AASHTO and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The laboratory testing methods are checked twice each year with samples from the Bureau of Standards. Soil samples are tested in our lab and the results compared with those from over 400 labs across the nation.
The in-house laboratory testing services and the availability of drilling services through a long relationship with Hawaii Test Borings, Inc. results in excellent control of project scheduling. Specialized training and increased quality assurance is provided without compromising project deadlines.
The major quality assurance provision is the review of all reports by the Principal Engineers before they are issued. This review takes advantage of their years of experience to assure that the recommendations are not only correct, but also that they are reasonable and economical solutions.