GEO2 Introduction

GEO2 Engineering B.V. was established in 2009. We are a flexible, very approachable and practice-oriented Engineering Bureau in the area of geotechnical engineering. At the moment, we have ten colleagues working with us.

The GEO2 approach

GEO2’s guiding principle is to think along with the client. Not choosing ‘ready-made’ solutions, but always seeking an appropriate and feasible construction solution for each specific situation. The service we offer is extremely extensive:  from simple wooden sheet piles to complex  construction pits, from foundations for a house to visually-prominent and imposing bridges and from a dike to an impressive dam. We give advice during the various phases of the design, ranging from feasibility studies, tender and final design, to the implementation design and supervision on site. Vision of the engineering process: During the interactive planning and design process, a great deal of consideration is given to how a design can actually be realised within the specific requirements and boundary conditions. On your behalf, we examine what is technically and economically feasible, bearing in mind, most importantly, the geotechnical risks involved.

Expertise

The expertise within the GEO2 team is extensive and in-depth. The various advisers all have a specialist education including many years of working experience. In addition to their extended expertise in the area of geotechnical engineering, GEO2 also has, within its organisation, a thorough knowledge of related areas such as geology, hydraulic and structural engineering. Most specifically, we want to mention that we have a great deal of experience with the behaviour of weak soil, glacial marine sediment, rock mechanics and tropical in-situ weathered soil. Moreover, GEO2 has an internationally-oriented character due to its extensive network, coaching, education, training and working experience

GEO2 within the branch

We are great supporters of ‘life-long learning’. Our advisers are continually developing  their expertise, by way of following courses in the most recent geotechnical developments. In addition, GEO2 places a very high value on the transfer of knowledge, the coaching of junior advisers and graduates, the participation in various CUR-committees* as well as the cooperation as a teacher at the CGF-1** Course and at the University of Surinam.

Finally, GEO2 is  frequently asked to carry out independent reviews, which vary from a quick scan to the implementation of an entirely independent design.

* CUR:  Civieltechnisch Centrum Uitvoering Research en Regelgeving (approx. translationCivil Engineering Centre for Implementation Research & Regulations in the Netherlands)

**  CGF-1 cursus: a post-experience continuing education course in soil mechanics and foundation technology organised in Delft by the Dutch Royal Institute for Engineers (KIVI)