In-depth understanding: Foundation engineering.

Foundation engineering covers the complex field of building on, in and with soil, and frequently in the presence of groundwater, too. The key is to find a structural sound solution given the site-specific soil conditions and to minimize the developer’s “geotechnical site risk”. After all, the excavation pit is of central importance to the in-time and in-budget delivery of a project.

WTM Engineers plans the construction works on the basis of its comprehensive knowledge of the various process operations for foundation engineering and site logistics requirements. Thanks to our in-depth understanding of soil-structure interaction, along with potentially adjacent high-rise buildings or infrastructure facilities, we make certain the pit site is always planned fit for purpose.

We are the partners by our clients’ sides, supporting them during all phases of a project, from the first idea through to construction site supervision. We collaborate with other experts in this regard to ensure the success of the overall project.

Our foundation engineering services.

WTM Engineers offers the following special-purpose foundation and related services:

  • Excavation pits (shoring, trench walls such as diaphragm walls, bored-piles, sheet piling, soldier pile walls, sheet-piled walls, sealing walls, Mixed-In-Place walls, anchoring)
  • Foundations (shallow foundations, deep foundations, pile foundations, combined pile-and-slab foundations)
  • Footings
  • Earthworks (slopes, dams, fills, embankments)
  • Seals
  • Anchors
  • Piles
  • Grouting
  • Underpinnings
  • Ground improvement
  • Dewatering
  • Icing
  • Monitoring methods (measurement concepts, geotechnical measurements)
  • Numerical calculations (Finite Element Methods), deformation calculations, Computational Fluid Dynamics, settlement calculations)
  • Risk management


Kachlet weir and lock

A7 interstate extension, Hamburg-Schnelsen section

Congress Center Hamburg

Siegtal bridge


Bundestag building at Schadowstrasse 4

Building complex on Strandkai

European XFEL research facility

Alter Wall 10–32

Hamburg Süd

European XFEL headquarters

International School Hamburg

Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier

Hamburg Municipal Authorities Administrative Head Office

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