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Info Connect | December 2013

Soiltech: Ground Engineers

Construction delays and failures due to the ground can add 5 per cent to the outturn cost because the risk is not properly addressed. Thus, addressing risk requires collaboration. "Knowledge of the ground conditions depends on the extent and quality of the geotechnical investigations. Such knowledge and the control of workmanship are usually more significant to fulfilling the fundamental requirements than is precision in the calculation models and partial factors," said Siddhartha Kulkarni, Executive Director, Soiltech India Pvt Ltd.  

Geotechnical investigation is an important tool in the infrastructure industry and companies should not avoid getting it done. Companies should also reflect on what kind of machinery has been utilised for the geotechnical investigation as that makes a lot of difference in the core recovery and therefore levels of footings. For example, if you employ good company with good hydraulic machine with NQ system, you can save upto 10 per cent of the total project cost in comparision, wherein you might end up paying 0.3 per cent more of the overall project cost.

For more Info:
 Soiltech (India) Pvt Ltd
 Tel: 020 67254100-27
 Fax: 020 67254128 | www.soiltech.in

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