NGI and Geovita have defined a new workflow for 3D modelling of ground conditions and foundation solutions through all phases of construction and infrastructure projects, from early phase, design, execution and completion.

The newly developed modelling can reduce costs in the projects. At an early stage one can communicate about the premises for what must be done in the ground with regard to groundwork and choice of foundation.

Byggeindustrien (a Norwegian magazine for the building and onstruction industry) has a major article on this topic. See the article here (in Norwegian text only).


The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) is a leading international centre for research and consulting within the geosciences. NGI develops optimum solutions for society, and offers expertise on the behaviour of soil, rock and snow and their interaction with the natural and built environment. NGI works within the markets Offshore energy; Building, construction and transportation; Natural hazards, and Environmental Engineering. NGI is a private foundation with office and laboratory in Oslo, branch office in Trondheim, and daughter companies in Houston, Texas, USA, and Perth, Western Australia. NGI was established in 1953.