The Ground Engineering Award 2012 has been won by PaSCoE in conjunction with Geotechncis Ltd and WM Longreach for the stabilisation and reconstruction of a landslip to the rear of Foxbank, Bewdley.
Following rain storms in Worcestershire movement occurred in retaining walls and steep garden slopes rising above and behind Foxbank, disrupting power supplies and foul sewerage services.
The site was small but access problems were immense, constraining both the site investigation and remedial works.
A tiered reinforced soil retaining wall using proprietary facing blocks satisfied the criteria and was implemented on site. The construction was supervised by PaSCoE and the wall arrangement amended during construction to accommodate the site features and ground conditions encountered during the excavations.
The G E Award judges commented that in stabilising the slope behind this residential property, excellence and innovation had been delivered with huge care and attention to detail on the small but highly complex job.
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