Cut and fill bulk earthworks are a significant cost and programme issue on many projects.
Careful consideration of proposed site layouts and associated levels regimes, construction make ups and minimising material volumes is a key value driver. Our use of 3D terrain modelling software to manipulate finished levels minimises imported fill and export of unsuitable material from site, targeting a balanced cut and fill model with zero to waste.
Innovative road pavement construction and slab design suit a variety of site conditions. Existing soils determine the best value solutions and, frequently, soil stabilisation techniques provide significant cost and environmental benefit maximising the reuse of site won soils. The resulting earthworks package ensures clarity at tender stage to deliver cost and programme certainty during construction.
Soil suitability testing to confirm the use of lime/cement stabilisation allows development of the most economic levels regime for the site in collaboration with the project team. Our drawings and volume schedules result in a robust groundworks cost plan.
Planners may seek to influence a site levels strategy, prompting a move away from a neutral cut and fill balance. However, we are experienced in negotiating the environmental benefits of minimising soil movement from site and the associated environmental consequences in order to seek a relaxation on possible restrictions with often favourable results.
Our key driver is to minimise the volume of imported and exported material, maximising the reuse of materials on site.