Fewer sites are being developed on ‘greenfield’ land where ground conditions generally permit the use of shallow foundations. As more geotechnically challenging brownfield sites become developed there is a greater need to design alternative foundation solutions which, while being technically robust and suitable to obtain Local Authority/ NHBC approval, should also be cost effective.
GeoDyne’s experienced and qualified engineers constantly strive to find innovative and cost effective foundation options for the client.
GeoDyne is also committed to investing in the training of our engineers to ensure that they are aware of advances in available foundation solutions in order to offer the client the most cost effective foundation design. In the context of a contaminated site we are also able to offer foundation works risk assessments to identify the most appropriate foundation solution taking into account both geotechnical and environmental development constraints.
Foundation solutions successfully proposed by GeoDyne and implemented by clients include a variety of ground improvement techniques (VCC’s, VSC’s, lime/cement stabilisation, dynamic compaction) in addition to piles, rafts, piers, wide reinforced strip/trench fill and combinations of techniques as appropriate.