Earthworks Specification and Control
Buildings with very large footprints inevitably require 'cut and fill' earthworks to provide level platforms on which to construct the floor. RSA Geotechnics has provided advice and assistance with the design and specification for a variety of earthworks operations including the construction of large warehouse schemes, distribution depots, sorting centres, road embankments and parking areas.
Our expertise can form a significant element in achieving optimum earthwork and foundation solutions, the minimum off-site removal of poor soils and hence significant cost savings. Over the last thirty years we have been involved with a number of earthworks and ground improvement projects. Our experience includes:
- determination of soil compaction parameters
- determination of acceptability criteria
- lime and cement stabilisation
- preparation of earthworks specification
- advice on settlement characteristics
- supervision and monitoring of construction stage
RSA Geotechnics has conducted many ground investigations designed to establish earthworks control parameters for both natural and stabilised soils in order to provide a suitable and stable engineered fill material. We are also often contracted to supervise and monitor the construction phase to ensure that the fill will perform its long term structural function.