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GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING SERVICES

Our company specialises in Geotechnical Engineering investigations and studies (Geotechnical Engineering Site Investigation and Characterisation - Soil & Rock Mechanics - Slope Stability Analysis & Stabilisation – Earth Retaining Walls - Foundation Engineering of Structures - Dam Engineering – Tunnelling - Ground Improvement - Highways - Airports, etc.), which are classified according to the classification system of the Ministry for Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport & Networks (MDCITN),  (Law 716/77Law 3316/2005 and Law 3164/02-07-2003), in the category 21 of Public Works Studies.

In particular our company possesses the necessary scientific and technical personnel, as well as the required equipment and facilities for executing studies relating to:

  • Geotechnical Site Investigation planning and Implementation in major projects concerning Foundations, Tunnels, Roads & Railways, Underground Works & Dams, etc.
  • Sampling On- and Off-shore Boreholes
  • In situ tests (SPT, Cone Penetrometer Tests, Pressure Meter Tests, Permeability Tests, etc)
  • Wagon-Drillings
  • In-situ and Laboratory Tests of Physical, Engineering and Chemical Properties
  • Analysis and Design of Specific & Complicated Foundation Systems.
  • Design of Shallow – Deep Foundations / Underpinning
  • Deep Anchored Piled Retaining Walls & Systems (Analysis, Design, Detailing).
  • Geotechnical & Structural Modelling, Analysis, Design and Detailing to E.C.2 & E.C.3 & E.C.7.
  • Design, Construction and Supervision of Soil and Rock slopes and excavations. (Slope stability analyses problems and Retaining structures. Slope Stabilization techniques).
  • Design of Ground Improvement techniques.
  • Design of Geotechnical Engineering Monitoring Systems and Instrumentation in Geotechnical Applications.
  • Soil stabilization techniques and soil properties improvement – cement, chemical grouting, etc.
  • Suitability of building stones and aggregates for concrete - railway ballast & skid resistant pavements.
  • Implementation of quality control procedures.
  • Management & protection of underground/surface water resources & environment, using integrated Computerized Intelligent Engineering Systems.
  • Laboratory testing on concrete, soils & rocks & evaluation of their suitability as construction materials for various purposes.
  • Reviewing and approving Civil & Geotechnical Engineering Reports for various construction purposes.
  • Preparation of technical proposals and method statements.
  • Responsibility on internal training of staff in Civil Engineering Projects.
  • Geotechnical Reconnaissance - Mapping.
  • Evaluation of the results of Site Investigations.
  • In-situ and Laboratory soil and rock testing and quality control.
  • Geotechnical Investigation for Salt Works.
  • Geotechnical Investigation for Salt Works.
  • Geotechnical Design for Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Geotechnical design of Landfills
  • Geotechnical design of Renewable Energy Projects
  • Geotechnical Problems of Quarry and Mining Tailings Disposal.
  • Installation and monitoring of measuring instruments in Geotechnical works (instrumentation).
  • Underground water detection (piezometric surface).
  • Contamination detection of soils and water.
  • Environmental implications from fuels, toxic materials & waste storage.
  • Solid and liquid waste disposal management.
  • Control and protection from erosion.
  • Protection and restoration of historical monuments.
  • Water and gas proofing of underground excavations.
  • Ground improvement - Strengthening of soils.
  • Cement injections & grouting and gravel piles - columns, construction and control.
  • Reinforced Earth and Geogrids - Geotextiles.
  • Mapping and delineation of borrow pits.
  • Evaluation of aggregates & materials suitability for road pavements, runways, railway ballast & skid resistant road pavement surfaces.
  • Earthworks, excavations and embankments.
  • Design of Excavations / Open Cuts – Embankments
  • Design of Dams - Hydraulic Projects
  • Earth and rock-filled dams
  • Shallow and raft foundations for buildings.
  • Deep piled foundations & Underpinning.
  • Soil slope stability analyses (Bishop, Morgenstern) & Rock slope stability analyses (Hoek, Bray).
  • Lateral earth pressures - Retaining walls for soils and rocks.
  • Design of Tunnels - Underground Structures.
  • Determination of Factors influencing the performance of a tunnelling machine.
  • Determination of rock properties for tunnel boring prognosis & costs.          
  • Design of Underground Excavations, Underground Excavations Support Design & Rock Slope Stability in Underground Excavations.
  • Blasting Design for Surface & Underground Excavations.
  • Design of Road / Airfield Pavements
  • Design of Railway Line Infrastructure
  • Design of Bridges,
  • Design of Industrial / Residential Buildings
  • Design of Port Structures / Offshore Geotechnics
  • Design of Instrumentation
  • Design of Geosynthetics (Design and Application)
  • Systems for artificial recharge of ground water (Geotechnical viewpoint).
  • Writing up Specifications for Geotechnical Engineering Projects & Works.