Land Development

CMW offers geotechnical consultancy services to developers, asset owners, clients and contractors in the land development sector.

Our services include:

  • Geomorphology studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Review of constructability and staging
  • Geotechnical investigations
  • Ground modelling
  • Documenting compaction requirements and specifications
  • Construction monitoring
  • Ground improvement design
  • Dewatering design (incorporating wick drains, counterfort drainage, pressure relief wells, bored drains and blanket drainage)
  • Shear key design
  • Preload design
  • Settlement and consolidation monitoring
  • Retaining wall design
  • Slope stability analysis and remediation
  • Soft ground remediation and development on soft/marginal land
  • Industrial/commercial and residential developments
  • Foundation design
  • Site classification in accordance with AS2870
  • Surface water disposal
  • Earthworks completion reporting and certification
  • Peer review
  • Expert evidence


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Examples of these services include:

  • Karepiro Drive development, Whangaparaoa - earthworks supervision and monitoring
  • Hobbs Headland, Gulf Harbour - earthworks supervision and monitoring
  • Kensington Park, Orewa - earthworks supervision and monitoring
  • Grand Drive, Orewa - geotechnical investigation to support remedial wall design