Our company is often involved with the geotechnical aspects of project development or protection of the environment. Tasks have included:-
Slope stability – Monitoring schemes have been established for UK Council owned sites in Devon, Dorset, Isle of Wight, Caerphilly and Avon, plus public / private sector organisations such as Network Rail, National Trust, Esso/Exxon and house building companies. This includes slopes on the coast, next to highways and above rail lines. The monitoring is achieved in a variety of ways using GPS (GNSS) in networks tied to BGSS stations on stable ground, laser scanning on the ground and aerial lidar methods. Measuring borehole caps on a regular basis is required for ground slope movement and ground water monitoring.
Trial pit and boreholes – We provide services to set-out boreholes and trial-pits and also to coordinate existing boreholes.
Subsidence monitoring – High precision (digital) levelling can be used for the very highest accuracy work – as may be required to monitor nuclear power station foundations or by regular aerial lidar survey for more regional subsidence / deformation such as in former coal mining sites.
Scanning coastal cliffs for slope stability
Dip and strike analysis of meshed cliff face