Raison Foster Associates is a limited company and was set up in February 2002.

Raison Foster Associates offers a specialist geotechnical design and consultancy service to the construction industry.

The company has a wide customer base, including consulting engineers and contractors, both large and small, specialist geotechnical companies, house builders, developers and legal practices.

Recent projects have been throughout the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and also overseas.

Projects range from the design of retaining structures to deep basements, through foundation design for transport infrastructure projects, to soil nailing of unstable slopes and challenging limited access piling for bridges and structures. Geotechnical analysis services are also offered, for example Finite Element Analysis to predict ground movements and settlements.

The company provides a trouble-shooting service for all geotechnical problems, with particular expertise in piling, basements and ground improvement. Additional services include independent design checking for geotechnical and foundation designs, professional advice on construction disputes and Expert Witness reports.

A wide range of geotechnical software is available to support the analysis and design work undertaken.

Chris Raison has many years experience in geotechnical engineering and has particular expertise and experience with highways and rail projects. He is fully conversant in approvals processes, Eurocodes and legacy BSI codes of practice.