Design & Build 2020

58 BUILD Design and Build 2020 Nov19220 21 Q1 2020 BUILD Nov19220 he world of geotechnical and environment consultan- cy is one which can seem nebulous to the uninitiated, yet it covers almost every aspect of construction and maintenance. For those wondering where to turn to find out what lies beneath, there is no finer firm than that of Geo-Environmental Services. Able to turn its hand to any work, working in every sector, from Housing to Healthcare, from Com- munity to Commercial. Since formation in 1996, Geo-Environmental Services has grown from a south-east based company to one that has links across the nation. Still based in Hurstpierpoint, just north of Brighton, there is an office presence in Bristol and Birmingham. The company is split into three teams. An eastern team and western team handle a great deal of the range of the work, while a specialist Rail, Road, Energy and Utilities team operate in these specific sectors. The result is a well-balanced organisation that can handle any work required. This covers everything from desk studies to on-site intrusive investigations used to provide ground models for contaminated land assessments. The firm is also able to understand slope stability analysis, basement impact assess- ments, building damage assessments, contaminations remedi- ation strategies and validation reports. Able to claim clients like Network Rail, Marshall Surfacing and EDF Energy. The firm has grown to excel in recent years, and one of the reasons behind its success can be found in its investment in skills and careful use of IT. This investment has created a platform for remote working, dramatically improving the productivity of staff and increasing the business’ turnover by £500K since 2015, without adding any extra members of staff. This new platform has allowed staff to work in any location, increasing the responsive- ness of the team and the flexibility that the business is able to offer its clients. This has been underpinned by improvements in policy and procedure, with the company now operating to ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and ISO45001:2018 standards, as well as gaining accreditation in the form of RISQS (Rail) and UVDB (Utilities). Such is the nature of Geo-Environmental Services that they be- lieve in quality over quantity. This team is thoroughly committed to being as friendly and approachable as possible, giving cus- Consulting The Experts Any building project depends on ensuring that a site is fit for purpose, able to handle whatever is required. The team at Geo-Environmental Services excel at providing every possible service, from desk studies to on-site investigations. The extraordinary range the company covers is no small part of its recent triumph, being named Best Geotechnical & Environmental Consultancy 2020 in the UK. We take a closer look to find out more. T tomers the best value service. This approach comes from the top and is at the heart of the company. With the management team all having been employees for the company, customer service is ingrained in the culture. After a year of spending consolidation in 2019, Geo-Environ- mental Services are perfectly positioned to take advantage of the changing circumstances that the UK finds itself. In the future, Geo-Environmental Services anticipate having to handle ever greater levels of development in order to meet the shortag- es in housing and facilitate improvement to key infrastructure. In the light of the recent general election, the team anticipates a spike in development, revealing a shortfall in resources throughout the industry. Geo-Environmental Services have already begun to bring more engineers into the field, with the idea being to be prepared no matter what. This consultancy has built itself into something impressive over the last few years, and after a brief pause is now gearing up for further expansion. Having gained momentum, the challenge for this steadfast company is to make the most of the exciting opportunities available. Contact: Mike Brown Web Address: www.gesl.net

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