Since 1996 we have been providing advice and services to the educational sector, working on over 300 separate commissions for clients that have included; Chigwell School Essex, Fareham Council, Grey Court Secondary in Richmond, Environment Agency, St Barts School in Newbury, Ministry of Defence, Blacklands Primary School, Brighton and Hove Council, Hurstpierpoint College and Winchester University. (Examples can be found here)
Providing Eurocode 7 compliant site investigations for schools, educational establishments and Government at all levels bring with it the unique challenge of performing investigations in very busy public areas. Safety of the public, clients staff or students and our own staff is of paramount importance on these sites and Geo-Environmental always ensure that our investigations are fully cordoned off with appropriate security barriers and equipment is not left on site unless it is stowed securely. The methods that we use to achieve safety are contained in our ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO18001 quality management systems and are approved by CHAS and Construction Line.
Geo-Environmental are aware of the financial constraints on all central government, local government and school projects and always aim to define an appropriate scope of work that is cost effective and minimises the risk of additional unbudgeted costs later in the development process.
To do this Geo-Environmental use the experience and knowledge of our highly experienced engineers, along with an innovative use of the latest technologies, such as pXRF (portable x-ray fluorescence), to minimise future development and remediation costs.
How can we help?
Through our core services we can provide:
- Geotechnical and geo-environmental site investigations
- Foundation design, earthworks and slope stability assessments
- Environmental audits, contamination investigations and due dilligence
- Hydrogeological and basement impact assessments
- Groundwater risk assessments
- Human health risk assessments
- Design of remediation strategies, their implementation and validation