Geotechnical Engineering

Within our London and Dubai offices, Robert Bird Group provides in-house geotechnical services to both buildings and infrastructure projects. Foundation and substructure construction, especially in urban areas, has the potential to carry significant risks and incur elevated costs. Issues such as damage to adjacent structures or infrastructure are becoming increasingly common on inner city sites; however, it is possible to engineer such risks out of a scheme by adopting appropriate installation techniques and construction sequences. We also support our Civil Engineering with bulk excavation and slope stability optimisation, and Construction Engineering with the optimisation of temporary works for substructures.

Pioneering Approaches & Techniques

Working closely with our clients and their design teams, our geotechnical engineers assess the requirements and opportunities of each project to develop bespoke geotechnical risk mitigation strategies at the earliest possible stage. These feed into our designs to ensure that, for each project, an optimised solution is delivered.

Our geotechnical team provide a wide range of geotechnical services including:

  • Site appraisals
  • Ground-based risk assessments
  • Site investigation design, management and interpretation
  • Due diligence consultancy
  • Foundation and substructure design
  • Soil/structure interaction analysis
  • Ground movement predictions
  • Asset protection services with statutory authorities and infrastructure operators
  • Movement monitoring specification and interpretation
  • 2D and 3D finite element analysis

Working Relationships

Our experience and excellent working relationships with the major asset operators, including Network Rail, Crossrail, London Underground and Thames Water, allow us to provide an exceptional asset protection service. As a result, we are often able to unlock the full value of a project that may otherwise appear overly constrained.

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