A soils report is prepared by a geotechnical engineer, registered civil engineer, or soils engineer. The report is intended to identify and analyze soils conditions at a specific location and to provide design recommendations for preparing the soil and constructing a foundation. Soils reports typically include a text or narrative portion, a site plan, boring logs, and engineering calculations. Soils reports are relied upon by architects, contractors, and the city or county building department. The purpose of the report is to ensure that a safe and sound building is constructed.