GEOCONSULT – GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERS

Geoconsult is a privately owned New Zealand engineering consultancy established in 2009, specialising in the fields of geotechnical engineering and engineering geology.

Geoconsult provides affordable geotechnical services with quick turnarounds, primarily to the New Zealand market, with a focus on delivering practical, cost efficient solutions to our clients. Our client base includes local government, developers, contractors, private individuals and other consultants.

With over 15 staff members between our offices in Auckland, Christchurch, Tauranga, Hamilton and Whangarei our team of professional Geotechnical Engineers and Engineering Geologists have a wide range of experience and expertise within both the geotechnical and geological professions.

The Geoconsult team includes Chartered Professional Engineers (CPEng) with current registered memberships of IPENZ (The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand), the Geological Society of London (GSL), the New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS), The International Society for Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering and the International Society of Rock Mechanics.

Meet Our Staff

OUR
SERVICES

Hydraulic excavator prepares building platform after completion of geotech report.

GEOTECHNICAL REPORTS

It is often a requirement of the local council that a Geotech Report or Soil Report be provided for a building development as part of the Building Consent process.

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PRE PURCHASE APPRAISAL

If you are considering selling or purchasing a property, it is prudent to have the property checked for possible problems with building foundations or ground instability.

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Geoconsult - geotechnical earthworks monitoring

EARTHWORKS MONITORING

Earthworks are the process of moving soil from one area to another. This may appear to be a simple process, but is actually an engineering activity that requires skilful operation.

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RETAINING WALLS

Retaining walls are structures that support a vertical face of earth, usually a cut or fill face.

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BUILDING SETTLEMENT

Movements of the ground can often result in displacement of house foundations. This can cause damage or cracking to the house. There are five main causes of foundation movement:

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LIQUEFACTION ASSESSMENT

Liquefaction is a phenomenon in which the strength and stiffness of a soil is reduced by earthquake shaking or other rapid loading. It occurs in saturated soils, which are subjected to shaking.

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LANDSLIP AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

If you have had a slip on your property or you are concerned about the stability of your property, you will need a geotechnical engineer to assess the site.

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Geotechnical inspections are typically required during construction to confirm geotechnical design assumptions

GEOTECHNICAL INSPECTIONS AND CERTIFICATION

It is usually a council requirement that excavations for foundations are inspected by a geotechnical engineer during construction and prior to pouring the foundations.

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STORMWATER & EFFLUENT DISPOSAL

On site disposal of stormwater or wastewater often requires design of stormwater detention tanks or septic tanks and effluent treatment plants.

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OUR
STAFF

Principal Consultant
BE ME MIPENZ CPEng IntPE

Marco is a geotechnical engineer with over 25 years of experience in the profession.
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Geotechnical Team Leader
BE ME MIPENZ CPEng IntPE

Phil is a Chartered Professional Engineer with approximately 40 years experience.
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Warren Sillitoe | Engineering Geologist

Geotechnical Team Leader
BSc PGDip Geology

Warren is the geotechnical team leader in our Christchurch office.
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Geotechnical Engineer - Kevin Pearson

Senior Geotechnical Engineer
BSc MSc CGeol FGS (UK)

Kevin is a geotechnical engineer and Chartered Geologist with over 19 years experience.
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Senior Geotechnical Engineer
NZCE

Bryce is a geotechnical engineer with over 25 years in geotechnical site work.
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Engineering Geologist BSc Geology

Evan is an engineering geologist and currently runs our Northland office.
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