Remote work comes with unique challenges
Track planning and construction
From feasibility and pre-start planning to construction advice and troubleshooting, we can help ensure that your backcountry track construction is done right!
Mountainous terrain is dynamic and provides myriad challenges for construction. We’ll help you choose the most suitable locations, routing, and construction techniques to ensure that your tracks are built to last and are as safe as possible for the end user and the construction team.
Backcountry hut site assessments
Huts in the backcountry aren’t just accommodation. They are a safe refuge for when the weather turns nasty. They’re also a significant asset to NZ’s outdoor recreation sector and a major attraction for international tourists. Choosing the right spot is essential. We provide:
- Site specific hazard assessments for existing or proposed sites
- Planning and implementing geotechnical monitoring programmes
- Structural and geomorphic mapping
- Soil and rock mass characterisation
- Foundation recommendations to NZBC and NZS3604:2011
Emergency works in remote locations
In the aftermath of storms, floods and earthquake events backcountry locations can be exposed to elevated risks.
We provide first response assessment of conditions to allow for:
- Safe access to the sites for other parties
- Prioritisation of resources
- Planning for remediation activities
- Establishment of a risk profile
- Speedy return to normal access for the public
- Cost effective future site management