Extensive Service Provision
Multidisciplinary teams cover all aspects of ground risk management
Cormac’s geotechnical design team provides innovative and cost effective designs for a variety of projects, including slope stability assessment and monitoring (coastal and inland), strengthening earthwork and rock slope mitigation design, embankments, cuttings and foundations and soakaways, geotechnical hazard and risk assessment, and pavement construction design. From initial Desk Study to Geotechnical Design and latterly, Geotechnical Feedback Reporting, we provide an extensive range of services.
Investigation and surveying
Our high-tech investigation solutions, including 3D modelling drones and ground penetrating radar are supported by in-house drilling capabilities. We also offer aerial and ground surveying services. Our drones are used for stockpile and cut/fill assessments and the 3D photogrammetry models we generate are shared with our clients via a cloud-based application to access easy visualisation and measurement. We also supply high resolution imagery for marketing and public engagement as well as to aid asset management inspection and maintenance, particularly for hard-to-reach locations (for example roof surveys).
On-site assessments are carried out by our in-house team of geologists, engineers and technicians, together with our highly experienced drilling crew using our own rotary bore hole and percussive drilling rigs. We offer ground and surface water sampling and analysis, as well as the monitoring of ground gases and closed landfill sites. Additionally we regularly undertake soakaway tests, install and monitor groundwater boreholes, and can provide investigations in difficult to reach or restricted sites. We also carry out ground stability assessments, informing geotechnical and structural design solutions, as well as asphalt and concrete coring with associated laboratory tests.
Our services include soil and materials testing for contamination, water testing and monitoring and risk management in line with the latest Environment Agency guidelines.
Through our UKAS-accredited materials and soils testing facility (Accreditation No. 0756), we offer a full consultancy service on the selection and use of materials. We provide comprehensive advice and testing for a wide variety of civil engineering and building projects including: highway design, construction and maintenance, architectural design and building construction.
Mining investigation and remediation
Cornwall has a long history in mining, and Cormac has well over 30 years’ experience of dealing with all aspects of mining legacy issues, from assessing ground stability prior to major construction projects, to carrying out emergency works in response to mineshaft subsidence and collapse.
Our mining expertise includes remediation works in large or small sites, on private land or in the public realm. We offer surveying and design and build services to provide long-term solutions to mine related ground issues.