Geophysical investigation methods can be implored during geohydrological, environmental and geotechnical investigations. The main use is to determine geological setting and structural geology during a site suitability investigation. To this end the Geophysical equipment owned and used comprises state-of-the-art equipment, software, Laptops & GPS’s.


Standardized Geotechnical Equipment owned and used by Geocon and their associate companies include: DCP, DPL, Hand & mechanical Augers, plate load & DPSH Tests

Specialized Geotechnical Equipment

Memocone CPTu, Marchetti Dilatometer DMT & Seismic Dilatometer SDMT:

The specialized equipment includes: DMT Equipment and Memcone – CPTu

The primary use is a non-invasive, fast, soil characteristic / parameter identification tool available in a report format, containing graphs and tabular outputs. Typical applications include:

  • Settlements prediction
  • Soil type determination (silt, sand, clay)
  • Un-drained shear strength – cohesive soils
  • Compaction control
  • Detection of slip surfaces in slopes
  • P-y curves for laterally loaded piles
  • Liquefaction potential
  • Friction angle f in sandy soils
  • Coefficient of consolidation and permeability
  • Subgrade reaction modulus (diaphragm walls)
  • OCR and Ko in clays
  • Subgrade reaction modulus for pavements
  • Operative soil modulus M – equivalent to constrained modulus

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GEOCON Consulting

Let us help you with your next project. For services that include remote sensing and aerial photographic interpretation, feasibility analysis, pollution determination, geophysical surveys, survey execution, detailed analysis, slope stability analysis, interpretation, process optimization as well as project management.

Associated companies

  • Geobella – Expert Engineering Geologist Consultant
  • Geologica CC – Expert Engineering Geologist Consultant
  • Geo-Dynamic Systems – GIS Consultant
  • JWE – Agricultural Design Professionals
  • Zulmap – GIS Consultant & Drone Surveys
  • JMEX – Agricultural Design Professionals
  • Highlands Hydrology – Hydrology Professionals