Ground engineering

Ramboll offers a broad range of services in geotechnics, geophysics and rock engineering.

Workers down in the Malmö City tunnel - Ramboll assisted MCG with Ground Engineering in this project


Mohsen Vaziri. Ramboll

Mohsen Vaziri

Head of Ground Engineering, London
T: +44 20 7631 5291

Lars Ostenfeld Riemann

Executive Director, Buildings & Aviation Global Division Director
T: +45 5161 6897

Geophysical services

The need for high quality geological investigations is increasingly important as projects are getting larger and more complex. A geophysical investigation plays a central role as to achieve detailed geological information.

Ramboll has a strong track record in providing tailored solutions for clients both when performing geophysical investigations and consultancy. This is supported by our in-house team of geologists, hydrogeologists, geophysicists, and engineers.

Ramboll provides a wide range of surface, air, borehole and marine geophysical services as a cost-effective, nonintrusive approach for site investigations and environmental impact assessments.

As the expertise of the geophysical team covers many disciplines within geophysics we are able to provide consultancy for a variety of projects. This could involve a role as client representative for aiding with technical specifications and formulating tender documents, evaluation of tenders and contract negotiations, planning of field campaigns, supervision of work, etc.

As the geophysical results often are one of the main inputs for large investments it has been essential and crucial that the team of geophysicists masters the latest and the most advanced geophysical techniques.

Ramboll is at the forefront when working with innovative and state-of-the-art technical solutions to meet the demands of our customers. Our geophysical solutions are based on the latest research and we work closely together with universities and other research institutes.

Click here to read more about the Geophysical Services at Ramboll.


Ramboll carries out projects of all sizes and manages every phase – from planning, initial investigation, design and tender, to implementation, inspection and supervision.
Our services cover every aspect of geotechnics and foundation engineering:
  • The planning and interpretation of geotechnical investigations
  • Marine structures
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • Advanced modelling
  • International geotechnics
  • Construction and infrastructure projects
  • Foundation design
  • Foundation reinforcement and renovation
  • Construction pits and retaining walls
  • Tieback anchors
  • Pile foundations and analyses
  • Slope stability and stability analyses
  • Earthquake engineering

Geotechnical projects

Our projects cover everything from single-family houses to bridges and offshore platforms. No matter what task our geotechnical experts undertake, they deliver world-class results based on many years of experience and innovation.
We also carry out research and development projects that focus on environmentally sustainable solutions. These include:
  • Geotechnical, environmental and geo-radar tests in situ and in the laboratory
  • Stabilisation testing of soft materials (peat, mud, silt, clay, sediment)
  • Recipe development and R&D into new binder materials from industrial by-products
  • Renovating and improving road structures using recycled industrial by-products
  • Landfill construction and groundwater protection, built using recycled industrial by-products
  • References from over 250 R&D projects on deep, mass and layer stabilisation

Rock engineering

Engineering geologists interpret observed and mapped geological data. They create conceptual models that illustrate the engineering-geological classification of each rock unit. Civil engineers then use these data and interpretations to make crucial building decisions.

Our engineering geologists have years of experience with this process. They understand the geological and non-geological factors that can influence rock slope stability. So even though the factors may vary considerably in a given area, our customers are sure to get accurate results.

Our rock engineering services include:
  • Definition of potential problems
  • Quantification of input parameters
  • Calculation and evaluation
  • Risk assessment
  • Design and analysis

More information

Ground engineering brochure

Ground engineering services

Relevant projects

Ramboll. New Anfield Stadium. Image: HKS Architects

Anfield new stadium

A change of ownership at Liverpool Football Club was the catalyst behind the desire for a new, 73,000 seat landmark stadium, with substantially expanded facilities. Ramboll's structural, infrastructure and ground engineers were involved at an early stage of the design process for the Stanley Park site adjacent to Anfield, working closely with HKS architects. The new owners were keen to make reference in proposed new arena to the club's potent history and association with Anfield – home of the club since 1892.

Copenhagen Zoo New Elephant House

Building a home for elephants

Ramboll has helped realise the new Elephant House in Copenhagen Zoo, designed by Norman Foster. This building is setting new standards for animal welfare in inner city zoos, being designed with regard to the social patterns of the elephant as well as a desire to bring a sense of light and openness.

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DK-2300 Copenhagen S
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