Many of the geotechnical commissions undertaken by the practice support development proposals and so largely concern foundation design. Geotechnology is therefore experienced in undertaking specific ground investigations to examine the reaction of the ground to the proposed imposed loading. Working with the clients structural engineers, Geotechnology is able to simulate the ground response to the development using a variety of foundation solutions.

The practice uses several software packages to provide estimates of the capacity of the ground to accept the proposed foundation loads, and the resulting settlement. By carefully and systematically undertaking ground investigation, topographic survey and laboratory testing, we are able to develop 3-D models of the ground response to schemes proposed by the structural engineers.