The rapid growth of RSK Group in recent years has enabled the business to provide integrated services on a number of projects. Offering a multidisciplinary integrated approach, the Group can deliver combined environmental, engineering and technical services.
Speaking to GeoDrilling International (GDI), RSK Contracting divisional director Claire Knighton explained the added value this approach offers clients. “When our services are contracted early”, Claire explains, “our integrated multidisciplinary teams have the opportunity to plan for the project’s demands, provide innovative solutions and identify value-engineering opportunities”.
Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) gives RSK the potential to offer different methodological approaches to carry out the site and ground investigations work. Engaging RSK companies in the early stages of a project enables the business to utilise a range of internal resources. As Claire says in GDI, “RSK is proud of its multidisciplinary nature: being able to call on a multitude of services provides cost-effective routes for clients to procure multiple professional services”.
Case Study: Bradwell B Nuclear Power Station
Structural Soils, an RSK Group company, utilised the specialisms of 13 sister RSK companies during ground investigation work at the Bradwell B nuclear power station site.
Beginning in November 2017, ground investigations were conducted at the site where a new low-carbon nuclear power station was to be built. This involved surface geophysical trials and surveys, MOSTAP soil sampling, in-situ pressuremeter testing and wire-line geo-logging, to detail a few. In order to conduct such varied work effectively, cooperation at all levels was necessary. The integrated multidisciplinary approach of RSK allowed for such collaborative work, achieving both the technical objectives and quality levels required for the project. “The key to success on Bradwell B was the efficient collaboration between all those involved”, Claire adds, “this is something we accomplish daily at RSK”.
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