Today’s geotechnical engineers face a range of challenges, especially when it comes to design. Projects are often developed where ground conditions are unknown or undocumented and the more extreme weather conditions we have experienced of late are putting structures and especially their foundations to the test. Geo Central believes that a relatively small amount of investment at the outset of a project can provide large savings in the long term with ground investigation.
In addition, protection of the environment has become increasingly important with the development of brownfield sites, changes in legislation and increased public awareness around environmental issues. Ground investigation provides a means of establishing levels and extent of contamination in the ground and enables risk assessment to be undertaken with regards to risk to human health and the environment. It is now more important than ever that accurate information is gathered to establish the cost implications and estimates for remediating sites.