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The Full Range of Geotechnical Engineering Services across the Entire Project Lifecycle:

When working on a project, how construction interacts with its surrounding ecosystems and ground conditions is often the source of the most significant risks and uncertainties. ByrneLooby has become an acknowledged leader within this sector, analysing difficult ground conditions on both greenfield and brownfield land, solving complex geotechnical challenges by providing robust and practical solutions for various development projects, whatever the size or scale. Our geotechnical expertise can be applied effectively to projects, whether water, marine, energy, civil, buildings, rail and conservation.

Our international experts in geotechnical engineering identify and mitigate ground-related risks through rigorous investigation, analysis and design. We have completed large scale schemes across all construction sectors, providing designs including foundations, retaining walls, tunnels, shafts, earthworks and slopes. We form integrated geotechnical and structural design teams capable of providing fully coordinated solutions, maximising the reliability and efficiency of our projects. We assist with determining the optimal construction sequencing and provide practical and value-driven geotechnical solutions, such as ground movement assessments, contaminated land remediation and soil-structure interaction.

We are equipped to manage the geotechnical inputs on projects from the initial investigation phase to on-site monitoring during construction. Our experienced engineers and geologists are industry leaders in specifying and managing geotechnical investigations and interpretative reporting. Numerical modelling has developed rapidly over the past decade, and often the quality of geotechnical investigative data is the limiting aspect for developing intricate models and assessments. We undertake complex 3D modelling for projects to investigate any impact on surrounding assets due to ground and structural movements. The use of ground engineering will help improve the design of structures and can reduce asset-lifecycle costs by using the latest methods and technologies. Our staff will ensure the necessary data is captured during the investigation phase to offer clear benefits to the design and modelling phase – whether this is a city centre basement development or a large linear infrastructure project.

Expertise In-Depth:

 

• Construction sequencing
• Earth retaining structures and excavation support systems
• Earthworks design for civil works
• Foundation design – piling and shallow footings
• Geological mapping and assessment
• Geotechnical analysis and design
• Geotechnical investigation and interpretation
• Ground anchors and anti-flotation tension piles
• Ground Improvement techniques
• Instrumentation and monitoring
• Numerical modelling
• Slope stability analysis in soil and rock
• Tunnelling, micro-tunnelling and pipe-jacking

• Construction support and supervision
• Earth works design
• Emergency geotechnical assessment and repair strategy
• Expert witness
• Geotechnical investigations
• Geotechnical design 7 reporting
• Geological mapping
• Geotechnical monitoring and Instrumentation
• Groundwater and hydrogeological assessments
• Geotechnical design
• Hydrogeological assessments
• Heavy maintenance planning
• Independent checking services
• Planning and managing geoscheme asset management
• Site inspections
• Scheme asset management
• Slope remediation works
• Temporary works design

• Geotechnical investigation (Specification, supervision, interpretation)
• Geological mapping and assessment
• Slope stability assessment
• Soil nailing
• Rock netting
• Earth retaining solutions
• Shallow foundation design
• Deep foundation design – Piling
• Construction sequencing
• Temporary works
• Numerical modelling
• Limit equilibrium analysis
• Finite element Analysis
• Value engineering
• Settlement analysis
• Ground improvement
• Kinematic assessments
• Rock mass rating
• Norwegian Q
• Structural geology

• Construction sequencing
• Earth retaining structures and excavation support systems
• Geotechnical investigation and interpretation
• Geological mapping and assessment
• Geotechnical analysis and design
• Instrumentation and monitoring
• Numerical modelling
• Shaft design
• Temporary works
• Tunnelling, micro-tunnelling and pipe-jacking

  • CBR testing

  • Plate load testing

  • Dynamic probing

  • Soakage testing

  • Borehole soakaways

  • Marine and overwater services

  • Surface and downhole geophysical surveys

  • Instrumentation and monitoring: gas and groundwater monitoring standpipes, recovery of groundwater and gas samples, wellhead monitoring and testing, vibrating wire piezometers, extensometers, inclinometers, slip indicators, settlement cells

  • In-situ testing:

    • Permeability testing

    • Plate load

    • CBR

  • In-situ density determination:

    • TRL DCP

    • BRE 365 infiltration

    • Pressuremeter

    • PID/FID

    • UXO

    • Covermeter

• Phase 1 Desk Study
• Phase 2 Site Investigations (Factual and Interpretative)
• Remediation Management
• Environmental Services
• Materials Management and QP Services
• Geotechnical and Civil Engineering Services

• Abstraction licence applications
• Catchment management
• Contaminant fate and transport modelling
• Groundwater flow modelling including contaminant fate & transport modelling using MODFLOW, MT3D, ConSim, LandSim and a range of other specialised modelling software and tools
• Groundwater abstraction feasibility assessments
• Groundwater monitoring and testing
• Hydrogeological / Groundwater Risk Assessments (HRA)
• Hydrogeological testing including borehole/well-pumping tests
• Surface Water Risk Assessment (SWRA) including remedial targets for brownfield sites
• Water sampling services

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