Geotechnical Engineering

Our significant experience and expertise, and innovative use of technology, combined with comprehensive analysis, provides investigations and solutions that result in solid foundations every time.

Our Geotechnical team has over 75 years of experience across all regions of New Zealand, we’ve completed slope stability assessments from Doubtless Bay to liquefaction analyses in Invercargill and everywhere in between.

Our services include

  • Geotechnical testing and reporting including liquefaction analysis
  • Deep and shallow foundation investigation and design
  • Retaining wall and slope stability analysis
  • Sheet pile design for basement structures
  • Site stability assessments and design
  • Geotechnical reporting to support Building Consent and Resource Consent applications.
  • Reduce unexpected costs during construction from unforeseen ground conditions.
  • Meet regulatory requirements for identifying geotechnical hazards to intended building or land development projects.

Working alongside our Environmental and Civil teams gives us the ability to identify and consider other issues which may come up during earthworks or foundation excavations. With our wide range of experience in differing geological conditions, we are perfectly suited to identifying the most cost effective foundation or ground improvement solution for your project.

Our team of 20 geotechnical engineers use sound engineering principals and engineering judgement to develop cost effective foundation solutions for your project.

A Selection of Projects

Kaikoura Sudima Hotel2020

We are proud to be offering full services to Sudima Hotels & Resorts for the new Kaikoura Hotel. Our team of experts are pushing boundaries and delivering services for Architectural Design, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Design, Civil Engineering, full Project Management, Quantity Surveying, BIM modelling and Fabrication Design. The 4.5 star hotel will offer 118 rooms on the shoreline of Kaikoura's township.

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Toru Apartments2020

Toru Apartments is a development that will contribute to the supply of affordable workers accommodation which is well known to be in short supply in Queenstown. The developer wanted to utilise a timber frame, pre-fabricated construction, in line with the current movement towards modular construction.

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Guthrey Centre2019

The Guthrey Centre is going to be another exciting addition to the CBD of Christchurch. The project will be home to 14 stores in four two-level buildings on the site in Cashel Street. Kirk Roberts Consulting are closely involved with the project including offering construction monitoring

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With Hoyts Cinemas as its anchor tenant, the entertainment exchange is set to be the hub for central city Christchurch entertainment. The development includes 7 state of the art cinemas, a large cinema concourse and ground floor food and beverage hall.

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Engineering challenges warrant cost-efficient, innovative solutions - it's our job to find them.

We look at the overall solution, presenting you with options; delivering unbiased professional advice to enable informed, accurate decisions.

We are solution finders