Ruddlesden geotechnical

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Earthworks Testing

A variety of in-situ tests can be undertaken as part of earthworks management/ validation.

These include in-situ shear vane, CBR and plate bearing tests, as well as in-situ density (sand replacement method) and moisture condition value (MCV) testing.

Case Study

Sand Replacement Testing Undertaken to Validate Earthworks, Torbay

Following the production of an earthworks specification, Ruddlesden geotechnical undertook in-situ sand replacement testing, to confirm the dry density of compacted material, and collected representative samples for geotechnical laboratory testing, to confirm the moisture content and suitability of the compacted material, to validate the deposition of materials during the construction of an embankment.

The embankment was being constructed as part of a larger earthworks scheme, which formed the enabling works for a residential development in Paignton.

Liaison with the groundworkers and client was key to the success of the earthworks. Delays in material placement, particularly during periods of inclement weather, can lead to excessive time delays and hence additional costs.

  • AGS
  • Constructionline
  • CSCS
  • SMAS
  • ECFC trust