Advisory and Inspection Services is an independent body which gives advice and carries out consultations on land and construction materials.
The service undertakes ground investigations, highway assessments and sampling and testing of materials. It provides a complete service in most areas of work, ranging from basic project conception to compliance testing, through the construction stages and durability testing following completion.
The service can be split into four main disciplines:
- geo-environmental services
- materials engineering and testing
- closed landfill management
- carriageway assessment
You can read more about the services below.
Advisory and Inspection Services is part of Middlesbrough Council's Environment Department and is managed within the Transport and Design Services team. Advisory and Inspection Services are provided under a lead authority arrangement in partnership with the councils of Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool, and Redcar & Cleveland. Clients include other local authorities, consultants and contractors, predominantly in the North of England.
As part of an independent service, staff can provide an intelligent client role in any of the above disciplines, especially in conjunction with outsource works. They can advise clients how to safely and economically deal with the implications of test and ground investigation data on their project, carry out technical reviews of external reports, and advise on future investigations.