Tackling the combination of topography, geology, climate and local resources, we help deliver life-changing improvements in remote or inaccessible parts of the world.
low volume rural road design
standards and specifications
selection and use of local materials
applied research programmes
demonstration and training
procedures and procurement
CLIMATE RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE
Sustainable resilient infrastructure is key to economic growth and social development in growing nations. We are leading experts in the field of Climate Resilience, and assess and improve the resilience of infrastructure to climate change.
We carry out climate change impact, vulnerability and adaptation assessments and have been instrumental in carrying out practical trials with particular emphasis on the need for infrastructure to resist more effectively severe climate related storm events.
LOW VOLUME ROADS
We are internationally recognised by leading funding agencies as world experts in the planning, development and implementation of low volume rural roads where a key priority is to provide vulnerable communities with safe and sustainable access to markets and basic services.
Dr Jasper Cook chairs Commission 32 of the International Association Engineering Geology (IAEG) relating to Engineering Geology of Rural Infrastructure.