Geotechnical & Environmental

Our Geotechnical and Environmental team at Fairhurst recognise that the greatest risk to many projects lies in the ground. In taking a fully integrated and holistic approach to investigating and evaluating geotechnical, geological and environmental factors influencing ground related risks we are able to formulate added value solutions which significantly reduce cost uncertainty. Our team of dedicated professionals from a range of disciplines deliver pragmatic yet innovative input which is always focused on our Clients interests.

Fairhurst has specialist geotechnical and environmental resources strategically located through the network of our offices to be able to provide national coverage from local staff. Working closely with our colleagues in other disciplines within Fairhurst, we ensure that our contribution is properly aligned with the project constraints and objectives.

By working closely with our own Client base, we develop an in-depth understanding of the individual needs and aspirations of our Clients allowing us to apply our integrated service to deliver appropriately tailored solutions. This approach has led to long standing Client relationships and a strong repeat business stream. Our geotechnical and environmental team continually challenge themselves regarding the quality of the service we provide always seeking to improve our added value input, for example, by assisting our Clients in keeping up to date with latest developments in Environmental Legislation or innovations in Geotechnical Engineering.

Our Client base covers Developers, Owner Occupiers, Funds, Quarry Companies, Network Rail, Rail Infrastructure Contractors, Local Authorities, Civil Engineering Contractors, Renewable Energy Contractors and Oil and Gas service providers. The services we provide range from desk studies for small residential developments and potential site acquisitions though specialist geotechnical risk management for rail infrastructure to full geotechnical design services for major petrochemical facilities. In essence no matter the scale or nature of the geotechnical and environmental requirements, Fairhurst has the capability and relevant experience to deliver the right solution.