Groundwater control: design and practice

Feb 21, 2017

Whenever an excavation is made below the water table there is a risk that it will become unstable or flood unless measures are taken to control the groundwater in the surrounding soil.

CIRIA’s (Construction Industry Research and Information Association) latest publication ‘Groundwater control: design and practice, second edition (C750), provides information and guidance on dewatering methods used to control groundwater as part of the temporary works for construction projects. The publication was prepared under contract to CIRIA by Golder Associates with support from WJ Groundwater and the University of Southampton and funded by Golder Associates and WJ Groundwater.

In October 2016, Dr. Russell Jones, a Senior Principal based in Golder’s Nottingham office, chaired the publication launch event in London, introducing the context for the update of the publication on groundwater controls. Golder Associates’ team members are specialists in environmental engineering and ground engineering services. 

As specialists in groundwater control, Golder Associates supported the Groundwater control publication which is fundamentally linked to our technical practice, providing guidance on multiple issues and invaluable to those working in this area. Grace Yungwirth, Principal Hydrogeologist, Project Manager, and Associate at Golder comments:

“We are a responsible organisation committed to sustainable development and we recognise that our success, and the success of our clients, is increasingly dependent on embedding sustainable development principles into our projects and activities. Our purpose, ‘Engineering Earth’s Development, Preserving Earth’s Integrity, reflects our commitment”.

Shortened version from a story originally posted inside the magazine Business Trends (74th Edition) in February 2017.

About Golder Associates

As a global, employee-owned organisation with over 50 years of experience, Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to engineer earth's development while preserving earth's integrity. From 165 offices worldwide, our more than 6,500 employees deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their sustainable development goals by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design, and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment, and energy.

For more information, please contact:
Golder Associates Ltd
Grace Yungwirth, Principal Hydrogeologist, Project Manager, and Associate
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7423 0953
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