Site characterisation is the process of understanding the conditions that influence the installation of structures and their operation. Ground modelling is the principal activity that enables geoscientists to carry out site characterisation efficiently. It is an effective way to integrate various site characterisation datasets, like terrain maps, geological and geotechnical samples, seismic profiles and soil parameters.
Our approach to ground modelling uses the best available data to design new data collection programmes and site investigations carefully, and to gain maximum value for money from expensive field programmes.
The ground model is a live, up-to-date state of knowledge of site conditions relevant to the development. It contains all available site characterisation data and analysis products. It is usually hosted in a geographical information system (GIS) to help with integration, analysis and providing outputs to client specifications – it also automatically enables efficient and secure retrieval and archiving.
Our site characterisation services include:
- Desk studies using all available data for early-stage investigations and initial site selection
- Geomorphological mapping
- 2D and 3D seismic interpretation
- Design of data collection and testing programmes
- Integration of multi-discipline datasets and interpretation reports
- Client representation
- Site visits