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NCS GeoResources, LLC (NCSG) specializes in providing innovative, high quality, cost-effective, and timely geotechnical, forensic, expert consultation, applied research and development (R&D), and educational/training services. Built on decades of consulting, forensic, applied research, and teaching experience, the qualification that differentiates NCSG from other firms the most is its unique insight into the latest industry standards because of its involvement in development of policy documents and standards at various agency levels ranging from local to federal. NCSG has developed several benchmark guidance manuals and standards for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) as well as many practitioner-based guidelines for inclusion in local (town, city, and county) and state standards.  In particular, NCSG has contributed significantly to the continued development and practical implementation of AASHTO and FHWA’s Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) for geo-structural aspects, including development of calibration processes for load and resistance factors. As part of these activities NCSG has developed unique proprietary software tools, intellectual property, and practical implementation processes based on risk assessment and mitigation methods that can be updated as needed to meet specific needs of a project.  This capability adds significant value to NCSG’s standing in the industry.

Services provided by NCSG include the following:

All project work and deliverables are personally supervised by Naresh C. Samtani, PhD, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE. Dr. Samtani has 30 years of experience and excellent technical, project and client management skills. To assure our clients of consistently high quality work, NCSG implements a rigorous Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QC/QA) program which includes internal reviews and external consultations/reviews. External consultations/reviews are performed as needed by subject matter experts (SMEs) from NCSG’s national network of SME contacts to assure clients of high quality deliverables.

NCSG offers opportunities to enhance your team and products.  These opportunities are available through services such as practical implementation of LRFD for geo-structural features, calibration of load and resistance factors, calibration of LRFD service limit state for foundation deformations, risk assessment and mitigation, mentoring of staff, live training, webinars, consulting oversight, client management, business development, proposal writing, marketing, preparation of presentations, etc.  Several firms and agencies (local to national) have already availed themselves of these unique opportunities leading to better products and more business for them.  NCSG can offer its services in a number of different scenarios to suit the needs of its clients. For example, NCSG can serve as an extension of your staff through an on-call teaming arrangement. Alternatively, NCSG can work as a subconsultant on a project-by-project basis. Under any scenario, NCSG can help you by providing objective (unbiased) input. We look forward to establishing a win-win working relationship with you and your firm. If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

Sincerely,
Naresh Samtani, PhD, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE
President
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