Geophysics (as well as invasive drilling services) allows us to understand ground subsurface conditions. When applied to certain projects, geophysics insights can support an otherwise discarded project, substantially change other engineering designs and reduce uncertainty.
The expected ground shaking (intensity and shape of the waveform) and thus earthquake loading on buildings and their foundations is a function of earthquake magnitude and the area’s underlying geology. Understanding this geology via Geophysical methods helps us understand seismic risk. This can then be used to support, enhance or negate a design theory before a geotechnical design is undertaken and reduce the risk of a problematic peer review.
LDE's capabilities include:
Seismic Site Characterisation:
Understanding and studying the subsurface structure: