Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering is a fundamental part of Delta Marine Consultants design process. It is the application of soil and rock mechanics to the design of structures on or in the ground. It is a broad discipline consisting of several area’s including site characterisation, parameter evaluation, the eventual geotechnical design, geohydrology and the site engineering. Soil and rock are highly complex and variable materials.

The uncertainty of the behaviour of the ground poses risks as well as opportunities to the Marine and Infrastructural projects that Delta Marine Consultants is involved in. Delta Marine Consultants qualified specialists are dealing with these risks, using state of the art methods and lessons learned at previous projects.

Delta Marine Consultants has extensive in the field of foundation design, soil interpretation, engineering geology and soil structure interaction. Delta Marine Consultants is involved at infrastructural and maritime projects of Royal BAM Group in the Netherlands and abroad. The experience we gain with these projects on design methods as well as execution aspects are employed to support the challenging new projects of the future clients of Delta Marine Consultants.

The expertise of the Delta Marine Consultants Geotechnical Engineers includes:

  • Site characterisation
  • Site investigation
  • Retaining walls / quay walls
  • Piled foundations
  • Pile driveability analysis & dynamic load testing
  • General foundations
  • Breakwaters and embankments
  • Geohydrology