Geotechnical Investigation, Assessments, Monitoring and Design,
Due to the inherent risks associated with environmental contamination of soils geotechnical issues and their accurate assessment can sometimes be overlooked. Geotechnical assessments and analysis are still part of the core services provided by Obsidian, as a lack of clear understanding or appreciation of geotechnical properties of soils can lead to under design and possible failure, or conversely over design and uneconomic proposals. Detailed below are some of the key elements assessed within all Phase II site investigations:
- Characterisation of onsite Soils and Waste Materials.
- Bearing Capacity Characteristics.
- Appropriate Foundation Solutions.
- Settlement/Consolidation Characteristics.
- Slope Analysis.
- Temporary Works Design