As famously noted by Rudolph Glossop in 1988:
"If you do not know what you are looking for in a site investigation you are not likely to find much of value."
Our extensive experience and database of previous investigations allow us to properly design and scope each investigation, taking account of the anticipated ground conditions, and targeted at the important issues associated with the development proposals. This allows us to establish a preliminary "ground model" that encompasses the anticipated ground conditions and development proposals and forms the basis of the expected outcomes.
Ground investigation however is an exploratory process, which can yield unexpected findings from time to time; each of our qualified engineers has the knowledge and experience to review and revise the investigation as work proceeds to ensure that the right amount of information is always obtained. This review process is absolutely crucial to the success of any investigation, as by comparing the findings to the ground model as work proceeds we are able to ensure that the investigation provides all of the required information.
Budget and timing are also critical factors to most projects, and we pride ourselves on keeping to agreed costs and programme. Where variations are required we will liaise with the members of the project team to ensure that the reasons for changes are explained and that any effects on budget and programme are understood and agreed. Changes can often mean a reduced scope or lower cost, and in such situations it is equally important that all stakeholders understand that a more limited investigation will provide all of the necessary answers at reduced cost and have the confidence in us to allow us to amend the scope of work where we consider it appropriate.Contact Us