About Scott Benett


Scott Bennett Associates’ geo-environmental section provide geotechnical and geoenvironmental support to the civil and structural engineering divisions; being a multi-disciplinary consultancy we can draw on a wide range of expertise from within the company to identify abnormal costs to land development and offer value engineered design solutions.

Scott Bennett Associates have significant experience in dealing with problematic geotechnical and contaminated land sites; we are therefore fully aware of the risks to construction from unforeseen ground conditions and can offer an extensive range of geotechnical and geoenvironmental services which our Clients require when developing projects. These services include the preparation of desk based studies, contaminated land assessment, geotechnical appraisals, mineral stability assessments, mineworkings consolidation i.e. grouting, ground improvement strategies, development of contamination remediation strategies and supervision and verification of ground preparatory and remediation works. In all cases we strive to achieve the most appropriate solution.

Geoenvironmental appraisals combine both geotechnical and contaminated land assessments which provides the Client with a cost effective way of investigating development sites.  Typically the investigation aims to provide sufficient information to allow foundation, road and drainage design, and to assist with building warrant applications and the discharge of planning conditions relating to contaminated land.

Our services include:

  • Preliminary site appraisal (desk based studies)
  • Contaminated land risk assessment (human health & water environment)
  • Ground & mine gas environmental monitoring and risk assessment
  • Design of gas protective measures for new structures
  • Remediation design, monitoring and supervision and verification of site remediation works
  • Pre-acquisition due diligence
  • Geotechnical ground investigation
  • Foundation, road and drainage design
  • Earthworks design and management
  • Investigations of abandoned mineworkings and shafts
  • Design of mine and mineshaft stabilisation schemes (drilling and grouting)
  • Identification and treatment of Japanese knotweed
  • Project management and regulatory liaison


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