The evaluation and design of high rock slopes, particularly in the fields of mining and transportation is a central area of expertise of the Group.
This involves comprehensive understanding of intrinsic stability to ensure realistic and reliable design of stabilisation systems comprising reinforcement and drainage.
The practice has undertaken a number of specialist assessment and design assignments of rock slopes in difficult or complex geological settings. Examples include widening of high rock slopes adjacent to live highways in Hong Kong and Greece. Geo-Design have undertaken long term reviews of major slope developments for the mining and construction industries, the largest of these involved a 23 year engagement for a major mine, and the design of the world’s highest anchored slope.
Geo-Design have assisted government departments with the development of guidelines for the design of rock slopes. These have included procedures for the overall approach required to carry a design through from inspection, data gathering, appropriate analysis and remedial solution design to an acceptable level of risk mitigation.
Members of the practice regularly act as senior advisors to contractors, consultants and client bodies on major civil schemes which often that have little precedent or have particular technical challenges
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