Geotechnical Contracting and Engineering
Geotechnical engineering is the civil engineering discipline that considers the engineering behaviour of natural and man-made ground and its constituent materials. This includes the design and build of earthworks, retaining walls, tunnels, bridges, foundations, buildings and other structures that are supported by or constructed using soil or rock. Underpinned by the principles of soil and rock mechanics, geotechnical engineering is a fundamental consideration for construction, civil engineering and management of existing engineered assets.
With more than 30 years of experience, our highly qualified geotechnical team, as well as subsidiaries Structural Soils and CAN, make us of the leading geotechnical stabilisation contractors in the UK. We specialise in building and installing solutions to stabilise ground to reduce the risk of instability or ground movement causing harm. This includes reinforcing both natural and made ground, stabilising soil slopes, constructing and strengthening retaining walls, stabilising rock faces and controlling rockfall, providing support to structures or voids and installing drainage systems. As a fully integrated multidisciplinary consultancy, we also work closely with our geoenvironmental, site investigation, geotechnical design, geophysical, structural engineering and materials testing teams, providing our clients with solutions across the range of geotechnical projects.
Proactive approach and client-focused
Our background in rope access and specialist knowledge of working at height enable us to undertake work safely in the most difficult access environments. We also work with traditional civil plant and access routes, so can provide a solution to ground stabilisation requirements on any site. We have delivered numerous flagship geotechnical projects and have undertaken some of the UK’s largest geotechnical stabilisation schemes. Therefore, we have the skills and experience to deliver the biggest, most complex or unusual schemes, and we also apply this knowledge delivering smaller projects.
For more than 15 years, we have designed and manufactured our specialist drilling plant in-house. We know exactly what plant and equipment we need and have developed the facility to design and build equipment specific to the types of work we do and to provide bespoke solutions to suit the needs of individual clients and contracts. Communication is vital to the smooth operation of a project. We pride ourselves on collaborating with our clients from the outset through to project completion. Our extensive experience means we propose the safest, most-efficient designs and methodologies. We strive to provide excellent service to our clients, acting with integrity, delivering on expectations and building relationships for the future.
An integrated service
Our full scope of geotechnical services ensures that we provide bespoke solutions to our clients, across all sectors and through all stages of a project, from pre-planning to consent, including asset management, analysing and reducing geotechnical risks, thereby enabling our customers to embark on their developments. This enables our customers to deliver their plans, such as reducing geotechnical risks, undertaking civil engineering projects, upgrading railways and highways and developing land for public or private schemes.