Soil Technical Audit
Evaluating the state of land to reduce risk
When buying property, it is essential to correctly evaluate the current state and possible liabilities of the land to be purchased. Geo-mechanical risks can be fatal for any construction project. These risks include light soils, underground hard layers, geo-hazards such as cavities, proximity of underground networks or landslide risks. Equally important to identify are environmental issues such as soil pollution from chemicals or hydrocarbons, ground water pollution, noise, non-serviced sites or site access difficulties. Being able to rely on the right kind of assistance is vital to the decision-making process and mitigates the risk of unexpected future costs.
What are Soil Technical Audits? The Soil Technical Audit service involves carrying out a quantitative identification of subsurface conditions and providing recommendations for building foundations, related site improvements and site preparation. If necessary, engineering analysis and soil sampling can be performed in accordance with industry standards. These evaluations require multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of geotechnics, chemistry and environmental regulations. There is also a need for sophisticated laboratory equipment and materials unlikely to form part of the client’s core business.
Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
Recognition Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a worldwide leader specialized in QHSE and social responsibility services. Certified to ISO 9001 for all of its activities throughout the world, Bureau Veritas actively participates within professional authorities for the development of international standards and regulations. Knowledge and Expertise Technical knowledge and availability of our qualified local teams, able to provide packaged and targeted information, are strengths appreciated by our clients Network With a network of 900 offices and laboratories and over 39,000 employees in more than 140 countries, Bureau Veritas serves 370,000 customers in many different industries across the world. Personalized service Bureau Veritas adapts its services to your needs and helps you identify your legal HSE obligations.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What is Bureau Veritas' approach?
Our geotechnical services use various techniques to evaluate subsurface conditions. Based on results of the evaluation, recommendations will be given regarding the geotechnical design of structures, site preparation and construction. Examples of site testing methods available: 1 - Standard Penetration Tests 2 - Cone Penetration Tests 3 - Auger Borings, Coring, Split Spoon Sampling, Shelby Tube Sampling 4 - Permeability Tests Engineering analysis may include various laboratory sample analysis, recommendations for site preparation requirements, geotechnical foundation design recommendations, pile design criteria, seawall design.
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