Geotechnical engineering is the branch of civil engineering catered towards the behaviour of earth materials and the application of soil and rock mechanics. Geotechnical engineers’ work revolves around determining the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of soil and rock to design foundations, retaining structures and earthworks. The purpose of the Site investigations will always determine the geotechnical, geological and hydrological engineering parameters of soil and rock and how they interact with the proposed development.
Discovery CE provides specialist advice on a range of geotechnical problems and our professional team draws upon years of analytical geotechnical experience to provide innovative solutions. Our analytical geotechnical expertise includes the following fields:
- -Gravity Retaining Wall Design
- -Embedded Retaining Wall Design
- –Foundation and Basement Analysis and Design
- -Pile Design
- -Piling Mat Design, Support Systems and Temporary works
- -Pile Load Test Analysis
- –Ground Improvement Design, Assessment and Soil Stabilisation
- –Earthworks Design and Specification
We offer a full range of services for slope and rock stability analysis, geomorphological mapping analysis and design of remedial measures:
- -Geomorphological Mapping
- -Rock Stability Assessment
- -Slope Engineering and Stability Analysis
Additionally, we produce detailed designs of remedial measures for unstable soils or rock slopes which includes Retaining Walls, Soil Nailing, Rock Anchoring, Reinforced Earth and Regrading. For some examples of our recent rock and slope stability analysis please visit our Rock and Slope Stability page. We have also recently been involved in several earthworks, (Aerial footage of the Priors Hall Earthworks in Corby is shown below) as well as ground improvement design and assessment jobs. Full details of our work can be found on our Professional Services page.