Read the latest stories about EMerald Geomodelling and how we uncover ground conditions in large scale infrastructure projects.
Volumetric analysis is a machine learning methodology that EMerald Geomodelling uses to create 3D geological models of different types of materials. It is based on inputs from both airborne geoscanning as well as more traditional geotechnical investigations. This method computes the probability of each material occurring at any given location and depth, which provides important insights for project planners.
EMerald Geomodelling delivers geological models to RUMO Logística, the largest railway company in South America, providing a more efficient drilling plan in addition to reducing the overall geological risk of the project.
Investigations of subsurface site conditions are a crucial part of tunnel design, but the industry is still very reliant on traditional methods to get the information needed. With significant technological advances and a need to reduce carbon footprints from construction, it’s surely time for a change.
A recent scientific study published in Engineering Geology demonstrates that the method used by EMerald Geomodelling can reduce the amount of boreholes needed for ground investigations by 2 - 3,5 times, leading to potentially huge cost and time savings in infrastructure projects.
RUMO Logística, the largest railway company in South America, has engaged EMerald Geomodelling in their latest project. By applying our innovative method of bedrock and soil mapping, they’re able to begin the project quicker and with less risk.
The industry needs to pick up the pace and accelerate the development of new technology for site investigations and design. Otherwise, we could be easily falling behind, according to one of the experts in the field, Alex Petty.
With new projects, new clients and new technology in the pipeline, 2022 will be a busy year for EMerald Geomodelling. To tackle the increased activity, the company is making organizational changes.
By combining a multitude of data points into a comprehensive 3D model, we were able to identify potentially significant conductors at three separate locations. The discoveries will be important for Kuniko going forward.
The data collected shows not only where quick clay is located, but also what to do. The method has received international attention.
Within three days, EMearald Geomodelling managed to map the ground conditions in a 500 km area. This gave the contractor more security in planning the road alignment of the massive road project.
Chris Pressdee is the newest addition to the EMerald Geomodelling team and will be assisting the company’s work in the UK. With his 25 year’s engineering experience, he will be a strong addition to the team.
For the first time ever, the rock conditions of the challenging Himalayas were mapped with the use of helicopter geoscanning and exploratory drilling follow-up. This pioneering work, done in 2013, made it possible to analyse the ground conditions in practically inaccessible areas.