Geotechnical and Environmental Expertise
SOCOTEC is the underground specialist.
We have all the knowledge and expertise in house to guide and unburden you in the development and realisation of geotechnical infrastructural projects, water barrier projects and construction projects. We actively think along with you to realize your project in a reliable, but above all the most cost-effective way.
In the case of building on or below ground level, the risks related to the underground are much greater, and often less easy to interpret, than with construction activities above ground, whether it concerns the construction of large earthworks, the installation of foundation piles or the realisation of a complex construction pit in an urban area. SOCOTEC can provide insight into these risks, both technically and financially, and propose methods to eliminate or mitigate the risks. With more than 20 geotechnical and environmental engineers, we cover the entire geotechnical spectrum from foundation design, dewatering, earth retaining structures and crane hardstands to settling and stability analyses, but also the environmental technical spectrum from a simple NEN study to remediation supervision.
In order to properly map out the geotechnical and environmental risks, insight is required into the soil structure and groundwater, but also into the surroundings of a project, especially if construction is taking place in a city centre. Insight is required not only into the condition of the surrounding buildings and the type of foundation, but also, for example, into the presence of (underground) infrastructure, groundwater contamination, vulnerable nature, protected areas and cold-heat storage installations.
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We carry out all the necessary geotechnical soil and laboratory studies internally. For all the consultancy services that we can provide in this context or the equipment that we have available for this purpose, we refer you to the relevant pages on our website.
During execution of the project, the project location itself and the surroundings can be continuously monitored in the context of risk management, so that execution can be adjusted if necessary or any damage claimed can be clearly assessed and settled. Naturally, all the necessary quality checks can be carried out during realisation of the project, so that you can be sure that the criteria set are met, your project will be reliably executed and you will receive what you pay for.
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The construction of roads, railroads and flood defenses and the preparation of land for construction on fragile subsoil involve risks for the ground construction itself and for the environment in which the ground construction is carried out. These risks can lead to unforeseen deformation or even collapse of the subsoil.
Socotec engineers have the expertise and experience to understand the impact and risks of construction work on the environment, as well as to manage this impact. We can also assist in the process of completion control such as compaction control, soil improvement, etc.
Geotechnical and Geohydrological Consultancy
Socotec engineers is the subsurface specialist who thinks along with you to realize your project in a reliable but above all most economical way. With over 20 consultants, we cover the entire geotechnical spectrum from foundation design, drainage and soil retaining walls to settlement and stability analyses.