The scope of Ground Investigations vary depending on the proposed category of development, a suitable scope of investigation will be designed to obtain the relevant parameters for efficient preliminary design.
The legacy from coal mining impacts a lot of sites in the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands. Where the site is in a High Risk Development Area or there is a risk from unrecorded workings, the Coal Authority will be a statutory consultee as part of the planning process. Groundtech Consulting have the expertise and capabilities to undertake Coal Mining Risk Assessments using desk-based information and intrusive rotary investigation methods to ensure the stability of the surface of the site is appropriate for the development.
Overall Slope Stability Analysis is a core competency of Groundtech Consulting, these can be carried out as part of a site investigation scope or as a supplementary assessment. The assessment looks at the main factors affecting slope stability for all types of failures for short term and long term design situations. This allows a suitable method of stabilisation to be designed where required to maximise the development layout.
Earthworks design, supervision and validation is a service Groundtech Consulting offer and is often combined with remediaton works and/or waste assessments.