Ground Engineering

We have a strong focus on getting the geology right with an understanding the basis for geotechnical design needs to be underpinned by an accurate representation of the subsurface profile.

Ground Engineering

Our Ground Engineering team provide exceptional client service and project development outcomes by drawing on the combined technical and project management experience of our personnel.

We balance cutting edge innovation and design with pragmatism developed from skills learnt from the delivery of technically challenging onshore and nearshore projects. We pride ourselves on working collaboratively with our clients to understand their project drivers so that optimal schedule, cost and technical outcomes are achieved.

Successful project outcomes start from an early understanding of geological hazards and ground risks, followed by active management of these risks throughout the project life cycle.

Our engineering geologists and geotechnical specialists work collaboratively to plan and execute site investigations, analyse and design while using a range of current industry software, provide construction phase support and undertake asset condition assessments.

Our team has experience across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Africa in a range a markets, including mining, oil and gas, transportation, water infrastructure, power and commercial buildings. We leverage historical project learnings to better inform solutions to unforeseen ground conditions, construction difficulties, construction material characterisation and supply.

Key Capabilities

  • Ground Investigations
    • Foundation Design
    • Design of shallow footings and piles
    • Settlement and groundwater analyses
    • Ground improvement design and monitoring
    • Back analysis of foundation performance
    • Pile driveability studies
    • Ground anchor design

  • Slope Stability
    • Assessment of existing slopes
    • Instrumentation and monitoring
    • Risk assessment, quantitative and qualitative
    • Slope remediation works design

  • Nearshore and Marine Geotechnics
    • Offshore drilling, geotechnical investigation
    • Design of foundations – piles, mooring points, monopods, dolphins
    • Design of retaining structures
    • Reclamation, dredging, ground improvement design
    • Materials sourcing for breakwaters

  • Tunnels & Retaining Structures
    • Assessment of deep excavations
    • Design of temporary and permanent retaining structures
    • Advice during construction, site specific design
    • Rock bolting, soil nailing and ground anchors
    • Cut and cover tunnel design
    • Back analysis of failed structures
  • Tailings Storage Facilities
    • Pre-feasibility to definitive studies
    • Site selection and storage options
    • Instrumentation and monitoring
    • Geotechnical site investigation
    • Tailings characterisation
    • Water balance and recovery
    • Dam break and inundation studies
    • Deposition/stacking modelling
    • Independent and annual audits
    • Construction management
    • Construction quality assurance
    • Forensic investigation

  • Specialist Services
    • Geohazard / Geotechnical risk assessment
    • Site selection / high level feasibility assessment
    • Forensic geotechnical analysis
    • Seismic engineering and liquefaction analysis
    • Specifications for earthworks, piling, retaining systems and ground improvement
    • Integrated geological / geotechnical assessments
    • Construction support
    • Asset condition assessment
    • Construction material assessment

  • Ground Improvement
    • Design surcharge / PVD, vibro compaction, vibro replacement (stone columns), controlled modulus columns, jet grouting, deep soil mixing and dynamic compaction

See our Capability Statement