Geotechnical Engineering

Richter’s engineers have industry-leading experience in the assessment of ground and groundwater conditions.

We endeavour to provide the most sensible and cost-effective advice on all geotechnical structures, including foundations, retaining walls, embankments, earthworks, bridges, tunnels, and shafts.

With the ability to design geotechnical solutions for even the most complex rail, civil engineering, highways, building, and marine projects, we apply a combination of conventional analytical tools, along with advanced 2D and 3D Finite Element Analysis to include an evaluation of soil-structure interaction.

Mining & Quarrying

Richter offers a wide range of technical services for every stage of the lifecycle of a mine; from initial Desk Study/Site Investigation to mine closure and regeneration.

We provide specialist knowledge and work closely with our clients to deliver practical, timely, cost-effective solutions to challenges, with an emphasis on maximising productivity, efficiency and profitability, without compromising safety or the environment.

Our services include:

  • Mine & Quarry Design
  • Competent person reporting
  • Site Investigation
  • Geological Modelling
  • Reserve Assessment
  • Geotechnical Assessment
  • Rockfall Hazard Appraisal
  • Risk Assessment & Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Blasting Design
  • Mine Waste & Tailings Disposal
  • Earthworks Design
  • Contract Management
  • Mine Water Management
  • Expert Witness
  • Due Diligence

Civil Engineering

Richter understands that one of the greatest risks posed to projects are the unknowns that lie in the ground. Early identification and management of these potential challenges is essential to the success of the project.

With ever increasing pressures on cost, time and safety, we provide cost-effective solutions with technical excellence; as well as striving to better understand our clients’ requirements and to push the boundaries of our professional knowledge.

Our services include:

  • Site Investigation
  • Slope Assessment
  • Slope Stabilisation
  • Rockfall Hazard Assessment
  • Tunnel Assessment
  • Earthworks Design
  • Foundation Design
  • Retaining Structures
  • Ground Improvement
  • Blasting Advice & Design
  • Water / River Engineering
  • 3D Visualisation
  • Contract Management

Environment & Water

With energy efficiency, carbon reduction, environmental considerations and sustainability providing such a major contribution to the built environment and major developments, we approach our projects with these issues at the forefront of our designs.

By adopting a collaborative approach with our clients, Richter are committed to providing designed solutions that optimise energy efficiency and are environmentally sound.

Our services include:

  • Hydrological / Hydrogeological Assessment
  • Water / River Engineering
  • Contaminated Land Assessment
  • Mine & Quarry Afteruse
  • Landscape & Site Restoration Design
  • Environmental Assessment & Monitoring
    • Dust
    • Noise
    • Vibration
  • Landfill Design & Construction

Health & Safety

Richter recognises the importance of Health & Safety, and the client’s requirements to meet duty of care responsibilities, and comply with statutory legislation.

We work closely with our clients and regulatory authorities to identify and assess hazards, ensuring they are managed through effective solutions that comply with legislation and best practice, and are both economic and practical for the client.

Our services include:

  • Safety Advice Audits
  • Training
  • Geotechnical Assessment
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Risk Assessments & Management
  • Construction Design & Management (CDM) Regulations
  • Expert Witness

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Why choose us?

We are proud to deliver robust, quality groundworks to assist any project and we constantly develop our knowledge and our practices to do so at the height of our industry.

Renowned for quality and a consistently innovative approach we take a safety-first approach to all our geotechnical projects. Our clients rest assured knowing that their project is in safe hands, completed to the highest possible professional and technical standard.

Richter routinely invests in Research & Development and use of information technologies. This innovative approach combined with our constant support for professional development within the firm, sets us apart from the competition. From the moment we are on board we embrace every aspect and challenge of the project, advising and assisting in site investigation and planning.

  • All geotechnical aspects of Temporary Works
  • Basement Construction/Shoring
  • Underground construction
  • Excavation supports
  • All types of retaining walls
  • Sheet Piles
  • Slope stability
  • Shallow and deep foundations
  • Piles
  • Raft slabs
  • Headings
  • Pipe jacking and under track crossing calculations

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