Geotechnical engineering is the foundation of all infrastructure projects; often, a project’s risk lies in the ground.
Our geotechnical engineers seek to reduce this risk, by investigating and understanding the sites subsurface conditions, and its behaviour under different loading conditions.
How can we help?
Our large team of geotechnical engineers, geologists and engineering geologists have international experience in research, contracting and consulting. We can provide the full spectrum of geotechnical engineering capability, from desk study through field investigation, factual reporting, geotechnical interpretation, stability analysis, foundation assessment, design and supervision.
Our geotechnical services support and complement SLR’s civil and structural engineering, landscape architecture, water resources, environmental science, planning, and transportation services.
SLR's geotechnical services include:
- Geotechnical investigations & characterisations
- Pavement evaluation & design
- Temporary lateral support design
- Foundation underpinning
- Ground improvement
- Dam evaluation & design
- Waterfront improvements
- Retaining wall evaluation & design
- Shallow & deep foundation design and testing
- Soil & rock characterisation & stability
- Dewatering design
- Vibration monitoring
- Geotechnical construction observation
- Peer review services
Polly is involved in the planning, logistics and completion of ground investigations to determine geotechnical parameters and inform detailed design. Polly is experienced in a variety of investigation techniques and managing numerous contractors. She is competent in logging soils and rocks to a British standard, with particular experience in geotechnical rock logging both in the UK and overseas. Polly has undertaken numerous stability assessments using stability and integrity modelling software both to inform design and for permitting applications.
Project Geotechnical Engineer
Since joining the team, Harry has gained experience in site investigation supervision, factual reporting, preparing risk assessments and method statements. He has undertaken some Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) supervision work and is developing his skills in the use of analytical modelling software. Harry has also supported colleagues in the Civil & Structural Engineering team in full-time construction site-based supervision of an upgrade to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), developing design solutions and gaining valuable insights into process engineering and multi-disciplinary working.
Principal Engineering Geologist
Tom has managed site-specific resource and reserve assessments, as well as geotechnical stability assessments throughout Ireland, the UK and New Zealand, and is deemed a competent person. He is Chartered Professional Geologist included on the Institute of Geologists of Ireland Pyrite Register and is a member of the National Standards Authority of Ireland Aggregates Expert Panel. Tom also has significant experience in design, procurement and management of large-scale ground investigations for public infrastructure projects as well as private development.
Jamie is responsible for coordinating SLR’s engineering and construction projects in South East England and has extensive experience in landfill engineering design, earthworks, drainage, geotechnics, mine waste engineering and contract management. He has been Project Manager for numerous complex earthworks projects, together with award winning ground treatment schemes. Jamie has acted as Planning Supervisor/CDM Coordinator and Principal Designer by providing advice on contractor competence, pre-construction information and overseeing the production of Health and Safety Files upon project completion.