Understanding the engineering behaviour and associated impacts of soil and rock is what WSP geotechnical and ground engineers do best. Issues of strength, stability and durability are assessed, designed and managed. From high-rise buildings to tunnels, roads, basements, retaining structures, and river and coastal erosion, our team has the experience to design solutions that optimise your assets.

Designing and maintaining your assets

Geotechnical risks come in the form of soft ground, groundwater issues, earthquakes, landslides, sinkholes, soil liquefaction, debris flows, rock falls and climate change and, where existing assets are concerned, general wear and tear, erosion and ageing. 

Our assessments provide our clients with valuable information for new developments and restoration projects that will reduce total costs, optimise timescales and increase asset values. We are also skilled in implementing efficient monitoring and maintenance programmes to protect existing asset values and preserve robust safety standards. 

Viable, safe and sustainable

Our areas of expertise include site investigation, ground engineering design, specifications, finite element modelling, construction management and supervision, validation and certification. In addition, we have qualified professionals available to provide expert testimony when required. 

We make projects commercially viable, safe, sustainable and effective. This has been demonstrated on iconic and challenging projects such as The Shard, the tallest building in the European Union, and the Stockholm City Line, a six-km rail tunnel in Central Stockholm, Sweden.