Over recent months we have been working with another consultant in a sub-consultancy role, helping them develop a retaining wall solution for a difficult site over chalk in south east England, and certifying the design in compliance with BD2/12. The role includes liaison with the local authority, and compliance with their procedures. More details of the project will be released in due course so watch this space!
We have been working for several months now as a peer reviewer with a large developer to help with the preparation of an engineering solution for a complex site in the East Midlands. The site contains deep areas of uncompacted opencast backfill, which coupled with level, groundwater and fill variability issues presents significant challenges. We have been involved with the review of potential solutions put forward by others, working collaboratively to constructively challenge ideas and assist in their development. The work is continuing and we look forward to being able to provide more details in the near future.
If you think we could assist you by providing a similar peer review service then please contact Dr Andy Goodwin on 01246 807808.
We are currently assisting a large developer with their planning and design of a housing scheme on a former landfill in the East Midlands. The work initially involved critically reviewing designs prepared by others for foundations, highways and drainage, to identify issues and constraints that needed further consideration. Preparation of an earthworks specification for a thick engineered crust to form the development platform is now underway, with others looking at the piling aspects.
About 50 people turned out to hear our Dr Andy Goodwin speak about EC7 at the IStructE Regional Group meeting at University of Sheffield on 16 May 2018. Entitled “EC7 is Just for Geotechnical Engineers – Isn’t It?”, the talk gave an overview of the drivers behind the ‘new’ code and the principal practical changes from a structural engineering perspective. The talk seemed too go down well, and it attracted a lengthy Q&A session.
We have recently been commissioned by a new client to support them on a large residential development in Yorkshire. The site lies in a floodplain and the associated drainage attenuation scheme presents significant geotechnical issues. Problems to be addressed include slope stability in rapid drawdown conditions and potentially de-stabilising groundwater flows. It promises to be an interesting challenge and we are looking forward to working on it.
If you think we could assist you with similar issues you may be having on a site then please contact Dr Andy Goodwin on 01246 807808.