Understand the

Ground


Connecting Geoscience, Data and Expertise.

Enabling resilient decision-making, where society meets the ground.


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The ground is complex, we are the experts.

The disruptive power of the ground beneath our feet cannot be underestimated. We live on a dynamic earth, reacting to human pressures and a changing climate, presenting risks that we must quickly understand and appropriately manage.

It is our decision-making that must adapt, to enable a sustainable and resilient society.



Our experts extract knowledge from information captured across centuries; from literature, from maps, from ground investigations, from hand-picked data partners and more recently, from space. Our highly-specialised team use emerging technology to innovatively synthesise this data with a deep understanding of geo-science, gaining insight to hazards that can disrupt property, land and infrastructure.

Terrafirma exist to help professionals and the consumer unravel the complexities of the ground and provide intelligent solutions in the form of GeoData or Reports to support robust and future-proof decision-making.

Introducing the National

Ground

Risk Model™

Designed by experts to profile the risk the ground poses at any point in the UK.

Find out more below.

The N

G

RM represents a giant leap in our ability to understand the ground

A fusion of cutting-edge geo-science and the highest-resolution GeoData delivers the first geospatial picture of all ground hazards, enabling smarter decisions within the Built Environment.

The ground beneath our feet is not static

It is influenced by change in land use, soils, local geology, terrain, vegetation, weather, historical mining and complex erosional processes.

Hazards posed by ground movement are numerous and inevitably pose a risk to society.

Uniquely, the N

G

RM profiles the risk of instability from all hazards at building level

All 44 million buildings (29 million dwellings).

Although we cannot eliminate ground risk, the NGRM can quantify the impact upon our homes, workplaces and essential services.

We have built a solution to identify a problem

Enabling smarter decision-making and protecting our roads, our services and our rail, crucial to building a more resilient UK Infrastructure.

The ground is reacting to a changing world


It is more important than ever to understand the relationship between our built and natural environments.

The N

G

RM provides solutions for understanding ground risk

To new development and a changing climate, these dynamic factors changes the scale of risk from ground hazards.



Introducing the National

Ground

Risk Model™

Designed by experts to profile the risk the ground poses at any point in the UK.

Find out more below.

The N

G

RM represents a giant leap in our ability to understand the ground.

A fusion of cutting-edge geo-science and the highest-resolution GeoData delivers the first geospatial picture of all ground hazards, enabling smarter decisions within the Built Environment.

The ground beneath our feet is not static.

It is influenced by change in land use, soils, local geology, terrain, vegetation, weather, historical mining and complex erosional processes.

Hazards posed by ground movement are numerous and inevitably pose a risk to society.

Uniquely, the N

G

RM profiles the risk of instability from all hazards at building level.

All 44 million buildings (29 million dwellings).

Although we cannot eliminate ground risk, the NGRM can quantify the impact upon our homes, workplaces and essential services.

We have built a solution to identify a problem, before it becomes a problem.

Enabling smarter decision-making and protecting our roads, our services and our rail, crucial to building a more resilient UK Infrastructure.

The ground is reacting to a changing world.

It is more important than ever to understand the relationship between our built and natural environments.

The N

G

RM provides solutions for understanding ground risk.

To new development and a changing climate, these dynamic factors changes the scale of risk from ground hazards.

Reports


Our conveyancing reports are focused on translating ground risk in property transactions.