Geotechnical defects

A geotechnical engineering company provided advice that resulted in the collapse of the flexible pavement at a port waterfront on reclaimed land. The designed flexible pavement was recommended for earthworks on which heavy containers and moving equipment would be loaded and transported. The pavement ultimately failed. The geotechnical conditions of the soil proved to be inadequate to carry the loads upon which the containers travelled. The tensely fought case against the geotechnical engineer settled after the plaintiff’s evidence of damages was successfully cross-examined by counsel for our client.