BHM Geotechnical is a full-service engineering, geotechnical and environmental firm. BHM was established to meet the industry demand for efficient, cost considerate routine assessments, whilst also being able to offer highly technical analysis and comprehensive solutions to complex challenges. We aim to provide improved clarity for our clients in the delivery and management of every geotechnical and environmental assessment throughout the project timeline.
In addition to this, we utilise advanced capabilities that constantly push the limits of the technological envelope. We employ highly sophisticated software combined with cloud infrastructure to run computationally expensive numerical models to gauge the most accurate u...
We operate with the utmost respect for our legal and ethical obligations to our profession and our clients. Above all else, we value honest transparency, safety, and integrity.
We are constantly developing on and improving our capabilities; allowing us to better understand the complexities and challenges facing our clients, which enables us to help them achieve their goals in the most pragmatic and cost-effective means possible.
We are committed to continuously improving all aspects of our business. We value and build upon customer feedback to improve upon the quality of our service and to develop new techniques and methods of analysis to optimise our designs and services.
Talented people are at the core of our business. We go out of our way to look for, retain, and nurture our talented work force.
In the context of geotechnical engineering, bearing capacity is a reference to the available load-bearing capacity available to support an applied load while staying within specified settlement constraints. Bearing capacity is defined as the pressure which would cause the shear failure of the supporting soil immediately below and adjacent to a foundation. In geotechnical engineering, the property of bearing capacity arises through a combination of the properties of the foundation material (i....
An Adequate ground investigation is an essential preliminary to the execution of a civil engineering project. Sufficient information must be obtained to enable a safe and economic design to be made and to avoid any difficulties during construction. The principal objects of the investigation are:
-Determine the sequence, thickness and lateral extent of the soil strata and, where appropriate, the level of bedrock;
-Obtain representative samples of the soils and rock for identification and classification, and, if necessary, for use in laboratory tests to determine relevant engineering parameters;
-Identify the groundwater condition.