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Ground Engineering Services

From initial investigations through to design, construction, operation and closure, Golder provides integrated geotechnical services to manage your risks in the ground.


We provide geotechnical services to the mining, oil and gas, infrastructure, urban development, water and energy industries.

Planning and Investigation

  • Desktop studies
  • Geotechnical investigations and in-situ testing
  • Geological and geotechnical mapping/modelling
  • Geophysical survey and interpretation
  • Soil and rock characterisation
  • In-house laboratory testing at accredited laboratories
  • Geological and geotechnical risk assessment
  • Input into economic evaluation and engineering design studies
  • Route surveys/optimisation and terrain evaluation
  • Slope stability and excavation stability
  • Construction material searches, identification and assessment

Geotechnical Design and Engineering

  • Soil and rock slopes
  • Foundations, piles, piled and heavy rafts
  • Earthworks
  • Earth and rock fill dams
  • Waste rock dumps
  • Open pit and underground excavations
  • Geological and geotechnical modelling
  • 2D and 3D numerical modelling
  • Ground improvement
  • Highway and heavy duty pavements
  • Instrumentation and monitoring
  • Permanent and temporary retaining structures
  • Ground anchors and rock support
  • Soil nail walls and reinforced earth structures
  • Landslide assessment
  • Seismic hazard and liquefaction risk assessments
  • Contract specifications and documentation
  • Shallow geothermal and ground energy
  • Drill and blast

Construction Support

  • Inspections, monitoring and supervision
  • Assessment and confirmation of founding conditions
  • Construction method advice and review
  • Earthworks construction control and monitoring
  • Pile testing and interpretation
  • Grouting
  • QA/QC audits and reviews

Geotechnical Expert Consultancy

  • Claim assessments
  • Incident investigations
  • Peer Licenses to Operate
  • Due diligence studies and reviews
  • Resource and reserve reviews
  • Expert witness
  • Independent auditing and review

Related Services

Golder's Ground Engineering team routinely works with a number of key related service areas within Golder including:


Global Network, Local Solutions

Golder's global network of 8,000 professionals located in 180 offices on six continents provides team members with access to vast knowledge networks, with access to the latest in technology and best practices for your project.

Shared online work spaces, global databases and a network of 40 different technical communities facilitate the ongoing technology and knowledge transfer embedded in Golder's operations and culture.

Explore more about Golder's services and other capabilities in your area and around the globe.

For more information, contact:
James Dismuke (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Tel: +64 3 903 2460
Email 

For further information please view the brochure below

Geotechnical Engineering 211KB

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Software Development

At Golder, we have developed industry leading software programs that we routinely use for the assessment of key environmental issues affecting our clients. Some of these software programs include the following:

FracMan®
The world’s leading fractured reservoir modelling software
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