Whatever structure is built, from the humblest dwelling to the largest dam, it is founded on the earth. The science and art of geotechnical engineering enables the designer to assess the quality of the foundations and adjust designs accordingly. Where earth structures such as dams or road cuttings and embankments are required, the geotechnical engineer plays a crucial role.
HHO Africa has had an in-house geotechnical section for many years. Not only does the section assist the HHO Africa design teams but it also meets the more specific needs of individual clients over a wide range of geotechnical problems. More recently the section has also become involved in environmental management particularly in relation to borrowpit development and rehabilitation.
Among the services that the geotechnical section can offer are: