GCC offer high quality geotechnical
consultancy services through our trusted network of specialist sub-consultants.
Our geotechnical specialists are qualified and experienced in all aspects of
geotechnical design from traditional shallow foundation design to complex
The following list details some of the services we
are able to offer to follow on from the intrusive investigations undertaken by
GCC. These geotechnical assessments are typically reported as part of our ground
investigation and land contamination assessment reports but can be provided as
standalone assessments if required.
- Shallow foundation design
including; determination of depth requirements to meet NHBC standards,
assessment of bearing capacity and settlement of the bearing
- Design and specification of
Bored, Driven and Continuous Flight Augered (CFA) piles including settlement
and carrying capacity analyses. Review of piling contractor's designs to
ensure suitability and appropriateness.
- Earthworks design and
specification of temporary and permanent earthworks including; reinforced
slopes, embankments, bound and unbound roadways, piling platforms and other
- Analysis of slope stability
including Slope Risk Assessments to meet the requirements of Regulation 33 of
the Quarries Act and as part of an IPPC Application. Design of remediation
strategies large earth retaining structures, embedded and gravity retaining
walls, soil nailing and ground anchors.
- Finite Element modelling of
complex geotechnical systems