A geotechnical report is produced by an engineer to communicate the site conditions and what is required to make the site appropriate for the construction of new dwellings.
Some shires require a Geotechnical report to be conducted in order to receive a planning approval for multiple or grouped dwellings.
Recommendations are made by the engineer in regards to, building design and construction personnel. Site investigations for building design projects have the purpose of providing specific information on subsurface soil, rock and water conditions.
Interpretation of the site investigation information, by a geotechnical engineer, results in design and construction recommendations that should be included in the site-specific geotechnical report.