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.
Our Christchurch office was set up in 2012 following the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence between September 2010 and June 2011 with the aim of providing geotechnical services for the Christchurch rebuild. Geoconsult is committed to being involved with the immediate rebuild and long term growth of Christchurch and the Canterbury Region. Since opening our Christchurch office we have undertaken hundreds of geotechnical investigations across the Canterbury region in all technical categories, becoming familiar with both the unique geotechnical and geological aspects of the region and specific geotechnical requirements of the Selwyn, Christchurch, Lincoln and Waimakariri Councils.
Our Christchurch office works closely with Ground Investigation Ltd, who use drill rigs fitted with dynamic probes and the latest CPT and SDMT testing equipment, so that we can provide both fieldwork and consulting services to optimise time and costs in delivering geotechnical reports.
Kopiko Road, TitirangiProject: Kopiko Road, Titirangi – Road Slip
Client: Auckland Transport
Date: April 2011 - August 2011
Project Description: Geoconsult provided a preliminary geotechnical assessment within 24 hours of being notified of the slip, a relatively large deep seated underslip associated with a gully feature. This consisted of a walkover survey, photographic record and identification of the slip failure mechanism and risk category.
Papakura Stormwater UpgradesProject: Papakura Stormwater Upgrades (4 Catchments -Central Papakura) – Public Stormwater
Client: Auckland Council
Date: April 2010 - December 2011
Project Description: Geoconsult was engaged to provide ground investigations and geotechnical advice for the Central Papakura area over a number of stormwater catchments, the significant depths of weak alluvial soils including extensive Peat deposits and the proposed open cut trenching pipe installation
Henderson CreekProject: Henderson Creek (Central Park Drive to Sherwood Park Reserve) – Public Water main
Client: Watercare Services Ltd
Date: September 2012
Project Description: Geoconsult was engaged to undertake ground investigation works to identify the feasibility of various proposed directional drill route options and associated ground related risks for replacement of a leaking water main which supplies Te-Atatu.
“Constructure have been working with Geoconsult for a number of years. We appreciate the responsiveness and knowledge of Geoconsult and frequently refer our clients accordingly for geotechnical engineering expertise”Cory Bedford – Constructure
Cory Bedford - Constructure
“I have been working with Geoconsult since 2012. In this time I have worked with many geotechnical engineering firms, and Geoconsult are my ‘go to’ geotechnical engineers in Christchurch. I find Geoconsult very pleasant to deal with, knowledgeable in their field, understanding of my architectural requirements, and realistic in their responses. This gives me faith that we’ll be provided with a cost effective geotechnical solution to our requirements, that will also comply with code and legislation.”Greg Young – Young Architects
Greg Young - Young Architects
“We have been collaborating with Geoconsult for a number of years and they have always proven to be reliable, cost effective, and professional. We confidently recommend their services to anyone for any size job.”Danielle Hancock – Thomas Civil & Environmental Consultants Ltd
Danielle Hancock – Thomas Civil & Environmental Consultants Ltd
“Geoconsult has a clear focus on meeting Auckland Zoo’s needs, this ensures complete understanding and compliance with our projects specific and unique requirements.”Carl Milner – Auckland Zoo
Carl Milner – Auckland Zoo
“We have used Geoconsult for eight different projects in the last two years. In that time I have found Geoconsult to be helpful and have always delivered on their promises in terms of deadlines, and quotations.”Austen Clarke – Clarke Group Management Ltd
Austen Clarke - Clarke Group Management Ltd
“We would highly recommend Geoconsult based on our recent experiences engaging them to provide Geotechnical reports and ongoing site advice on tricky boundary excavations. We welcomed the practical approach and prudent suggestions on methodology that saved our client time and money.”Nik Morrison – Permit Shop Ltd
Nik Morrison – Permit Shop Ltd
“The Team at Geoconsult have provided me, albeit a small job in comparison to others, an overall very high standard of work ethics. Your website was great & informative, the follow up enquiry accurate & prompt with quotes & timeframe. The onsite team brilliant & well mannered, reception general enquiries and accounts have all been prompt and helpful when any question arose. I used to be a company accountant, so I know how hard to find and how valuable a good team can be.
So thanks again for everything and well done, for making this part of my subdivision invisible to me, yet well presented.”Georgina
“A quick note to let you know how much we appreciate the professionalism and speed of your response to the questions from Council about our plans. When our Architect recommended you to us, he talked about the quality of your work. He was right. This is a somewhat nerve-wracking process for us. Know how much your work is appreciated.”John & Sandra
John & Sandra