We have recently been commissioned to assess the long term movements that are likely to affect housing to be built over old backfilled opencast workings at a site in Derbyshire. The aim is to identify whether movements are likely to be tolerable for shallow foundations to be adopted rather than using a more costly piled solution. The work is being undertaken as a sub-Consultant in association with the ground investigation contractor and the structural engineer for the site.
The project demonstrates the benefits and added services that a GI contractor can offer with the support of geotechnical specialists. If you think we could assist you in this respect, as we already do for a number of GI contractors, then please contact Dr Andy Goodwin on 01246 807808.