Geotechnical engineering

Geotechnical engineering is the collective name for ground mechanics and foundation technology.

Within the field of geotechnical engineering, Geoconstruct investigates the properties of the ground, calculates the behaviour of the ground and designs the structures which have to be placed in the ground. In the design of (ground) structures, the subsidence and stability of the ground is investigated, and for the determination of the bearing capacity, much attention is paid to the type and dimensions of the foundation to make an economical design for our clients.

  • design of retaining structures e.g. building pits
  • quay structures
  • foundation design also in earthquake area’s
  • settlement and stability calculations e.g. for road embankments or dikes);