Discovery CE are providing Geotechnical Design services for a large housing development in Corby. The project includes, ground investigation and monitoring, 6 million cubic meters of earthworks and surcharging. It will be ongoing over the next 5 years!
At Priors Hall, Discovery CE was appointed by BELA, the contractor responsible for the earthworks at the site, to provide technical advice and quality control services regarding all aspects of the earthworks operation. This has included a review of the risks associated with inundation and creep settlement, a review of the compaction specification and testing programme as well as a review of the risks associated with the material variability. At the time of writing this article, the works at the 240ha site are still ongoing.