Quarryplan, our associated mineral planning consultancy, has successfully delivered over 100 mineral planning permissions throughout Britain and Ireland, providing consents for over 200 million tonnes of hardrock and 50 million tonnes of sand and gravel, in addition to numerous coated roadstone plants, concrete batching plants and other ancillary developments.
We have extensive experience of conducting geotechnical assessments and have developed considerable expertise in the collection, processing and analysis of high-quality field data and in the reporting of the geotechnical information that we obtain. By combining conventional methods of data acquisition with our state-of-the-art remote techniques (UAV and LiDAR) we are able to provide an enhanced service to our customers.
We use state-of-the-art, specialist software to process and analyse the data collected during in-field geotechnical surveys.
We operate two Geo-Copter UAVs which we use to acquire photographs and videos. We then process this imagery using a range of sophisticated, specialist software to produce orthorectified aerial photographs, 3D flyovers, ground models (DTMs), stock volumes and other outputs. We are experts in the geotechnical applications of UAVs and regularly use our systems to compliment our other services.
QuarryDesign has invested in a long-range high definition laser (LiDAR) scanner from Optech and has additionally purchased bespoke point cloud discontinuity analysis software to enable these data to be safely collected and interpreted.
We provide regular stockpile volume surveys using a combination of conventional, LiDAR and UAV techniques.
We create 3D visualisations of buildings, quarries, open-pit mines, coastlines, topography, regional geology and many other types of project.
We have an extensive library of geological maps and memoirs published by the BGS, GSNI and GSI upon which to base initial desk studies and regional landsearches.
We use electrical conductivity (EM), electrical resistivity and Ground Penetrating Radar geophysical techniques for site investigations.
QuarryDesign pride themselves on producing high quality digital photographs of all site investigation samples whether they are 'sonic' samples, test pit samples or even 'quarry shot rig' chipping samples.
QuarryDesign have supervised exploration drilling using a wide variety of drilling techniques to investigate potential aggregate deposits.
We provide statistical analyses to assist with the assessment of slopes that present risk from rockfalls.
By providing unique software that has been specifically written to meet your exact requirements our specialists can work with you to improve your workflow and extract valuable information from your data.
QuarryDesign's experience enables us to arrange the physical or chemical testing of samples to assess the aggregate's quality.