It is usually a council requirement that excavations for foundations are inspected by a geotechnical engineer during construction and prior to pouring the foundations.  This is to confirm that the ground conditions are suitable for the foundations.  As well as building foundations, a geotechnical engineer may also be required to inspect:

  • bored piles
  • retaining walls
  • earthworks
  • hardfill beneath floor slabs

We can provide inspection and certification of all geotechnical related aspects of construction.  Certification is usually provided in the form of a Producer Statement – Construction Review (PS4) or a Geotechnical Completion Report.  These certifications will be used by Council to provide final sign-off of your building.

If you require a geotechnical engineer for a construction inspection or you would like further information, please contact us.