Ever wondered why construction projects always seem to be delayed, or way over budget?
One of the largest contributors to construction delays and cost overruns arise from unidentified subsurface ground conditions. Surprisingly, many civil engineers and clients are still reluctant to spend time and money to carry out thorough site investigations throughout the design stage of a project.
In our first whitepaper, we reveal just how important it is for civil engineering projects - both big and small - to understand the ground on which they are built.
By analysing some of the most well-known geotechnical journals and peer-reviewed research, we reveal the role that site investigations play in reducing costs for major projects.
Using this research as a foundation, we propose several recommendations for the wider civil engineering industry to adopt - with the aim to help prevent infrastructure projects from experiencing costly delays and cost overruns moving forward.