Utilities Development

Geo-Environmental is an International Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering Consultancy, part of the Geo-Environmental group of companies. Our consulting engineering team consists of Degree and Masters qualified consulting engineers, and include; Chartered Geologists, Chartered Environmentalists, Chartered Scientists. This experience is backed up by our use of the latest technology to support our investigations, a fully integrated management system, a range of health and safety accreditations and our membership of a range of industry bodies.

From testing and monitoring earthworks for a reservoir, to investigating the ground conditions for a subsurface cable installation, we use a range of in situ and ex situ methods and techniques. Field and laboratory testing and analytical/computer methods are used to identify, evaluate and resolve geotechnical design challenges and mitigate environmental risks.

  • Assessing the geotechnical ground conditions to evaluate the feasibility of various anticipated construction methods such as open-cut trenching, pipe bursting, pipe reaming, bore and jack tunnelling, or micro-tunnelling, etc. (for example; micro-tunnelling is impacted by hard clays or dense sands and gravels that contain cobbles or boulders).
  • Assessing the environmental ground conditions to evaluate the need for any remediation methods to avoid mobilisation of contaminants (for example: many older utilities used asbestos cement and where this was identified special handling needs to be considered) and, in the case of water utilities, the need for installing barrier pipe to prevent the permeation of ground contaminants into the water supply.

How can we help?

  • Data analysis to determine geologic conditions, groundwater levels and foundation conditions of existing structures
  • Excavation and logging of test pits and borings to help determine subsurface conditions
  • Slope instability investigation, characterisation and mitigation
  • Detailed characterisation of rock mass stability, strength and deformation properties
  • Mapping and characterising bedrock and overburden materials
  • Monitoring existing structures
  • Soil and rock sampling
  • Deformation monitoring through geotechnical instrumentation
  • Determination of groundwater occurrence, in situ permeability and flow paths

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