Geotechnical Engineering

Understanding geological controls, natural hazards and project objectives to provide sound geotechnical solutions
Geotechnical Engineering

Why choose LDE?

LDE’s team of geotechnical engineers bring a broad skill set and a wealth of experience.  We have Chartered Professionals in each of our regions, and we pride ourselves on finding cost-effective solutions to challenging technical problems.

Communication, collaboration and a ‘can-do’ attitude underpin the efficient delivery of our services.

Geotechnical Engineering Capabilities

LDE's Geotechnical Engineering Capabilities include:

  • Foundation assessment and design – from simple shallow foundations to deep, laterally loaded foundations to TC2/ TC3 and other liquefaction resilient foundation designs
  • Landslide remediation – from small scale slips to complex failures we provide the complete package from initial assessment to mitigation designs.
  • Liquefaction and lateral spreading assessments and associated remedial solutions
  • Consolidation settlement assessments and solutions - from preload and surcharge to ground improvement design
  • Construction monitoring and verification
  • Earthworks certification
  • Assessment of seismic displacments and displacement based design
  • Tsunami resilient foundation and building design
  • Cut and fill design and specifications
  • Slope stabilisation and retaining structures
  • Palisade/ soldier pile wall design
  • Ground improvement design including stone columns, rammed aggregate piers, deep soil mix (DSM) columns, lime stabilisation and ground replacement
  • Earthquake damage assessments.

Geotechnical Engineering Consulting Examples

LDE's Geotechnical Engineering project examples include:

  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Optimum site location
  • Feasibility assessments
  • Desktop assessments/studies
  • Aerial photograph interpretation
  • Detailed site investigations
  • Peer reviews
  • Pre-purchase assessments and Due diligence
  • Expert witness evidence
  • District Court and Environmental Court hearings
  • Site monitoring
  • Construction monitoring.
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