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Geotechnical Engineering

The right foundation for a profitable project

Stable mine workings, pit slopes and tunnels, solid foundations: whether it's a mine development, a tunnel, a plant site or a road cutting, you don't need to risk costly surprises from unforeseen instability, settlement or seismic hazards. We are a leading innovator in geotechnical engineering, combining extensive expertise with sophisticated modelling capabilities to help you minimise risk and develop cost effective solutions for any project.

The geotechnical group encompasses geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, soil and rock mechanics engineers and civil engineers integrated with our hydrogeological, tailings, geoenvironmental, structural geology and mining groups. Our team has experience in conceptual, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies; due diligence; mine design; operational review and assistance; risk assessments and training.

Our services are wide ranging and allow for a flexible response to your needs, these include:

  • Geotechnical field investigation, mapping and data collection
  • Rock mass characterisation and domain modelling
  • Site soils characterisation for excavations and foundations
  • Slope and tunnel stability analysis
  • Assessment of modes of failure
  • Fragmentation analysis
  • Cavability analysis
  • 2-D and 3-D numerical modelling
  • Design of support systems
  • Mining method selection
  • Mining sequence optimisation
  • Project Management
  • On-site training
  • Operational Support

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SRK provides international experience and high-level expertise in geochemistry, environmental assessments, closure planning, etc. from offices in Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Argentina.
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