Increasing ground strength and stabilising steep slopes using groundwater engineering & control

Exclusively at GEOTEX Manchester – 19th February 2020. 

Dr Stephen Thomas presents how significant cost, time and environmental benefits can be achieved by lowering the pore-water pressure in soft saturated unstable ground prior to excavation. The resulting increase in effective stress will result in increased shear strengths and results in the ability to have steeper embankment slopes.


Specialist Subject: Using Groundwater Engineering & Control to Increase Ground Strength and Stabilise Steep Slopes.

The presentation includes a series of detailed case studies from projects in the UK that demonstrate how innovative techniques of Groundwater Engineering & Control, combined with other ground stabilisation products, can provide safe and practical solutions to earth work projects.

The theory behind the techniques will also be presented, as will other potential applications for future projects.

Stephen has been a UK Chartered Engineer since 1992 and is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE), a Member of the Institution of Water and Environmental Management (MCIWEM), and is a European Engineer (Eur Ing), and in 2014 he was successful in achieving qualification as a UK Registered Ground Engineering Adviser which is the highest grade in the Register of Ground Engineering Professionals (RoGEP).

Dr Stephen Thomas presents exclusively at GEOTEX Manchester

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