Since our formation as Card Geotechnics Ltd in 1994, CGL has set new standards for our industry, providing sound engineering-based advice and pragmatic solutions for ground-related problems.
At CGL, we offer the full range of geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultancy services so we can manage projects in their entirety for our clients. We offer a one-stop shop for the smallest to the largest projects, from drilling the first borehole through the delivery of interpretative reports to the completion of remedial design works.
CGL is a specialist geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultancy in the UK and Ireland with clients in residential, commercial, and public sectors.
One of CGL’s proudest boasts is that we still work with clients who first engaged us when our CGL began in 1994. Our philosophy has always been to look at what we do from a client’s perspective and as a growing business, we understand the importance of reliability in delivery and certainty of advice.
CGL’s Expert Team
Our team are specialists in their chosen areas and are drawn from engineering, geological, and environmental backgrounds. They provide a holistic approach to construction problems that delivers the cost-effective solutions for which we are known.
We are proud that our senior staff are heavily involved in delivering the technical excellence our clients have come to expect of us. Our expert engineers at CGL are actively involved in developing the industry and they are authors of many technical papers on geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering in the UK as well as international journals. CGL team members are often invited to speak at conferences and are continuously updating their skills.
62% of our technical staff have Masters or PhD degrees and 40% are chartered professionals. This high level of qualification underpins our work, our capabilities, and the convictions of our recommendations to clients.
“Great ambassadors for the profession.” - Ground Engineering Award judges
“We believe that you provide a better overall service than any of our other consultants in this field.“
“We have regular feedback sessions and speedy responses to our requests are key to our business, which the team members we liaise with clearly understand.”
“We value the understanding of the need for a quick response, and the team we deal with appreciate this.”
“…we would like to offer our sincere thanks for all your team’s efforts and hard work in ensuring a successful completion and another satisfied client. The scheme design, construction operations, and quality of finish has been applauded across the board and will be a testament to your abilities for many years to come.”
“A strong all-round company that is focused on providing cost-effective solutions for its clients and investing in its staff.”
“We particularly like that alternative scenarios are proposed & that the service is not purely geotechnical.”
“Even though we cannot always work together we set the service that we get from CGL as the benchmark.”
“CGL are always friendly and go out of their way to be helpful/respond.”
“We do not use others.”
“To date CGL have not failed to meet exacting deadlines.”
“The CGL team have a comprehensive understanding of this client’s requirements.”
“A very effective and knowledgeable group of staff. Extremely competent and always willing to assist in matters.”
“Very proactive on what became an intense soil investigation and removal exercise project. Excellent documentation. Approachable and helpful staff.”
“Services are pricier than some smaller local competitors, but we think that we get better value for money from CGL especially on the sites with more challenging ground conditions.”
“I trust CGL’s engineering judgement and experience completely.”
“They are a very approachable gang and we enjoy doing business face to face; we feel that we can be open and honest and we trust their integrity.”
CGL Mission, Vision and Values
Is to provide ground solutions that are well-engineered, pragmatic, and innovative, using the specialist skills and experience of our team to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients.
Is to create a consultancy that continues to be recognised for its contribution to achieving and setting best-practice standards in engineering and business as we develop our company into the 2020s.
We will be a dominant force in providing ground solutions with a powerful national and regional presence.
We will achieve this by delivering high-quality consultancy advice based on the knowledge and capabilities of our experienced and motivated specialist staff.
Since December 2020, CGL has been a part of the Construction Testing Solutions (CTS) Group, a leading provider of on-site and laboratory testing services with an established reputation for excellence in servicing the UK construction, quarry products, and civil engineering industries. In November 2021, a new set of Group values was developed and launched that aligned with the whole organisation.