SERVICES: Geotechnical

Design for Bridges

WML Consultants provides geotechnical design services for a wide variety of structures, including the design of
bridge structures for a range of municipal, state and private clients.

We can provide the range of services needed for bridge designs of all sizes, including:

  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Deep and Shallow foundation design
  • Retaining Wall Design
  • Embankment and slope stability assessment
  • Ground improvement
  • Temporary works design
  • Construction support and testing
  • Geotechnical Design Verification


Our Design Methodology:

WML believe in providing technically excellent solutions that are a best fit for the project. This starts from the
investigation stage, with emphasis on investigation that really assesses what is going on. Overly conservative
‘guesstimated’ parameters may ultimately rule out construction options or result in excessive and unnecessary
overdesign and cost. Our team at WML will obtain specific geotechnical design parameters and ensure we are
exploring all opportunities to provide the best outcome for you and your project.


At concept and design stages, this involves an iterative and interactive approach, allowing for a refined design, that is
both constructable and verifiable. Our experience in interaction with stakeholders, contractors and designers is vital
to meeting project outcomes.


We also see it as important that our involvement continues into construction, as verification of the works as
intended at design is an important aspect of the design. For bridges, that may involve pile testing, shallow
foundation excavation inspections, backfill QA or ongoing settlement monitoring.