Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Ground conditions are one of the greatest risks facing a project developer or owner. Soil, rock and water form the core foundations upon which our social and physical infrastructure is built.

Specialist knowledge of these components during the early planning phases of a project through to design and construction can ensure success. This applies to projects ranging from small subdivisions, high-rise buildings, roads, tunnel and mine infrastructure, to name a few.

At CES we pride ourselves on being able to provide pragmatic and cost effective geotechnical solutions for both simple and problematic sites. Typical issues to which we provide solutions include sites with:

  • Highly variable ground conditions
  • Problematic Fill
  • Contaminated land
  • Soft ground
  • Unstable ground conditions (including cliffs, slopes, cuttings and embankments)
  • Aggressive soil conditions
  • Groundwater

Our field of speciality also include:

  • Footing design and foundation assessment (shallow and deep, conventional and custom design)
  • Slope and cliff stabilisation
  • Retaining structures
  • Roads and pavements
  • Dams and reservoirs
  • Underground infrastructure
  • Quarries and landfills
  • Mines and tailings dams
  • Soil and Water Management
  • River and coastal erosion

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