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Geotechnical & Ground Engineering

 

Understanding the engineering behaviour and associated impacts of soil and rock is what our geotechnical engineers do best. Issues of strength, stability and durability (and where relevant contamination) are assessed, designed and managed. From high-rise buildings to tunnels, roads, basements, retaining structures and river and coastal erosion, our teams have the experience to design solutions which remove liability and optimise your assets.

Designing and maintaining your assets

Geotechnical risks come in the form of soft ground, groundwater issues, earthquakes, landslides, sinkholes, soil liquefaction, debris flows, rock falls, climate change and, where existing assets are concerned, general wear and tear, erosion and ageing. Our assessments will provide you with effective outline designs for new developments and restoration projects, which will reduce total costs, optimise timescales and increase asset value. We are also skilled in implementing efficient monitoring and maintenance programmes to protect existing asset value and preserve robust safety standards.

Viable, safe and sustainable

Our areas of expertise include site investigation, ground engineering design, specifications, finite element modelling, construction management and supervision, validation and certification. And when things don’t quite go according to plan, we can provide expert witness advice. We understand what it takes to make a project commercially viable, safe, sustainable and effective and this has been demonstrated on iconic and challenging projects.