There are always multiple solutions available for any particular engineering challenge. Typically budget is affected by the complexity and variety of interdependent influences of the project.
For example, retaining walls can be made to cantilever if sufficient steel is used to add stiffness. The piles can be temporarily supported using frames or other means, or held in place by anchors, which may use the ground itself or other piles to provide back support.
Whilst different solutions come with a different budget, there is often a compromise of some description; whether it is in the thickness of the retaining wall, the sterilisation of land due to underground anchors and/or piles, or the cost and installation time for framing.
The above considerations may all be dictated by budgetary restraints, whereby the pure engineering considerations become secondary. Our design and estimating team will offer guidance, together with engineering options, outlining their respective advantages and disadvantages in accordance with the available budget to help you make an informed choice.
You can have peace of mind that we’re committed to working with you to offer the right solution in accordance with your project budget.