Coffey has a proven track record in providing cost-effective and innovative solutions to foundations, retaining structures, earthworks and asset management in the highway environment, including new construction, road widening, investigation and remedial works.
Coffey has extensive experience in a number of rail design sectors including design and remediation of earthworks, alignment feasibility studies, detailed substructure design, bridge concept and tunnel design and manipulation of detailed GIS datasets to assist with managing large infrastructure projects. The appropriate design ensures construction is cost-effective and compliant for clients including Network Rail, HS2, Crossrail and London Underground. We have IRATA trained staff as an integral part of our team to support rope access requirements across this and other sectors.
Coffey is at the forefront of innovative foundation design and solutions, whether it be deep piled solutions or shallow foundations with ground improvement. With the increasing demand for upward development of cities, complex foundation solutions can often be required to accommodate space constraints and reduce impacts on other infrastructure. At the other end of the spectrum, the distribution business is growing all the time with new industrial warehouses being constructed across the UK. It is common for these expansive warehouses to be sited on brownfield sites, perhaps previously associated with mining or industry. Related ground difficulties are not rare and hence our extensive involvement in this sector.
Waste disposal is heavily regulated and technically complex, with challenging and continually changing legislation and regulation. Planning applications and waste management permits require close attention and present numerous challenges for design and specification. Our clients include local authorities, landfill operators, quarries, mines and industrial chemical process plants
Mining and Minerals
We are a leading provider of specialized geological, mine engineering, metallurgical, tailings and materials handling services to the mining industry; covering the complete mine life cycle from exploration geology and resource estimation to front-end studies, engineering design, construction management, operations support, site reclamation and closure. Our team has wide ranging and international experience in most commodities and industrial minerals.
Energy and Water
Coffey has extensive experience in geotechnical aspects of energy production, distribution networks, water courses and water supply, from design of foundations for wind turbines and transmission tower bases, through flood risk management, erosion control and asset protection for canals, lagoons, reservoirs, pipelines and rivers to assessment of dynamic soil properties for large scale power stations.
Coffey has years of experience of designing geotechnical temporary works to enable contractors to undertake construction works safely and efficiently. Whether it be a temporary working platform for construction plant and equipment or the provision of a robust ground stabilisation system including anchors, soil nails or cut slopes to allow construction of a deep basement, Coffey has the skill and experience to provide a cost effective and workable temporary works solution.
A thorough assessment of the nature and condition of existing assets is an important aspect of understanding its serviceability and ongoing maintenance requirements. Our extensive experience in the inspection, monitoring, maintenance and remediation of geotechnical elements and structures across a wide range of infrastructure sectors allows us to tailor our services to provide cost-effective, buildable and compliant engineering solutions for the repair, upgrade and enhancement of existing assets.
Our expert services include technical investigations and reporting, forensic engineering, advice on claims and contract matters, and assistance with adjudication. We also provide expert advice and expert witness services at public enquiries, arbitration, and High Court proceedings..
Specialist advice worth having
Our specialists use a range of analytical techniques including numerical modelling to. We provide ground engineering design services for foundations, soil and rock slopes, retaining structures, ground improvement, dams and reservoirs, marine and near-shore structures, deep basements, temporary works, quarries, landfills, mines, and tailings dams. We also offer value engineering services, providing alternative design solutions for more cost-effective construction.
We work throughout the industry
Our teams have worked on projects associated with most types of ground engineering. If you don't see what you are looking for listed in our sectors above, we will have access to the experience you need. Please contact us to talk through your project requirements. We can send you details of specific projects we have conducted to demonstrate our expertise