Every soil-structure system is unique, both in its physical configuration and in the data and knowledge which are available to model it for engineering purposes. Among engineering disciplines, geoengineering stands out for the high degree of uncertainty which stems from the natural variability of geomaterials, the limited data which are available to characterize it and the inherent imperfection and approximation in the models used in characterization and design. A rigorous treatment of uncertainties allows an enhanced and more realistic qualitative and quantitative comprehension of the behavior of a soil-structure system, both at ultimate and serviceability limit states, as well as a more objective quantitative assessment of the performance level of a system with respect to these limit states. Reliability-based and performance-based approaches are thus significantly beneficial with respect to cost-performance optimization.
Georisk Engineering provides geoengineering services in:
Geotechnical characterization and design can be conducted using statistical and probabilistic methods, for direct implementation in advanced site characterization, reliability-based and performance-based design approaches. Georisk Engineering's specialist expertise includes the application of soft-computing and artificial intelligence techniques, which provide effective solutions to the modeling of complex geotechnical systems.
Geotechnical analysis and design
Georisk Engineering provides geotechnical engineering analysis and design services for onshore and offshore soil-structure systems in:
Geotechnical design is performed in accordance with client-specified Regulations and Codes. Where required and possible, Georisk Engineering is able to develop innovative, case-specific design methods.
Geotechnical earthquake engineering
Georisk Engineering offers specialist consultancy in earthquake geotechnical engineering, including:
Due to the progressive development of urban areas and infrastructures, an increasing number of communities are located in areas which are endangered by mass movements. This warrants the analysis the interaction between land and man-made structures and infrastructures through innovative technologies.
Georisk Engineering provides consultancies in engineering geology, addressing the relationship between the built and the natural environments, with the aim of identifying, analyzing and mitigating hydrogeological risks. Our technical services include: