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Geotechnical engineering is critical to the stability of a structure

Geotechnical engineering is critical to the stability of a structure

Miyamoto’s geotechnical engineering team is based in Christchurch, New Zealand. In recent years, the team has grown organically with a number of hand-picked professionals with a diverse range of experience and expertise that can be drawn together to provide the right set of skills for any project.

Miyamoto offers an extensive range of geotechnical services

  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Site (in-situ) and laboratory testing of soils and rocks
  • Construction monitoring
  • Bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations
  • Settlement analysis
  • Geotechnical foundation design (mat, raft, piled foundations and shafts)
  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Soil liquefaction assessment and risk analysis
  • Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis
  • Site response analysis – selection of hazard consistent time histories
  • Soil-Foundation-Structure-Interaction
  • Advanced stress-strain numerical modeling
  • Ground treatment (ground reinforcement and/or improvement)
  • Slope stability analysis and design for soil and rock slopes
  • Settlement analysis
  • Earthworks and retaining structures (timber pile, sheet pile, concrete and block walls, diaphragm walls, secant piles)
  • Reinforced embankments and Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls (MSEW)
  • Dams
  • Rockfall assessment and rock mechanics
  • Land stability and monitoring
  • Peer reviews

We’re One Step Ahead

In particular, Miyamoto considers itself one step ahead of the market with regards to Soil-Structure-Interaction and Performance-Based Engineering. With direct access to its in-house structural engineering team, Miyamoto can efficiently develop a comprehensive understanding of the ground and structural performance and maximize the efficiency of structural elements. With a better understanding of the seismic performance of the ground and structures, Miyamoto can produce design solutions with measurably reduced risk and costs.

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