It’s commonly heard that most of a project’s risk lies in the ground. If not managed, this risk can have long term impacts on the constructability, operational effectiveness, profitability and safety. The cost implications of something going wrong, or the claim that it has, are significant.

Coffey can provide an independent review and investigation on claims or defence in relation to earthworks construction, and geotechnical and pavement design.

Our specialists in geotechnical engineering, engineering geology and pavement engineering can provide Expert Witness Reports and Expert Evidence, with specific input to dispute resolution or arbitration processes and assessment of legal challenges that are related to ground engineering. 

Our technical capability includes onshore and nearshore investigations, shallow and deep foundation design, ground improvement works, tunnels, large excavations and retention systems, temporary construction works, airfield and road pavement design, dams and soil and rock testing. 

Our Principals and Senior Principals who provide expert opinion have in excess of 15 to 20 years of experience in the industry and have published technical papers in their fields of expertise. They maintain their professional knowledge through their associations with professional organisations, such as Fellow Membership of Engineers Australia.

Coffey is a corporate and active member of the Australian Geomechanics Society, jointly sponsored by Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.