SMEC provides expert geotechnical investigations for a diverse range of ground conditions and complex environments around the world. Our expertise enables us to partner with clients to make critical decisions and mitigate risks to design and construction, ensuring world class project outcomes.

Our expertise

Our geotechnical investigations are undertaken from pre-feasibility and feasibility studies to detailed design, construction, post-construction and remedial stages of the project cycle. These phases are carried out in compliance with ISO 9001 and 14001 technical standards, and codes of practice and legislation, to aid in determining engineering properties of materials and stresses in rock and soils.


Our geotechnical division has experience in large commercial, parastatal and internationally funded projects, giving us the capability to work on multi-disciplinary and more specialised projects. These capabilities include site investigations, laboratory testing, dolomitic stability investigations, risk management strategies, and development of materials sources.


Our team of geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists and numerical modellers deliver tailored solutions that meet individual project and client requirements.


Talk to one of our global specialists about our Geotechnical Investigations solutions.