– The Self-Boring Pressuremeter and Dilatometer – The next two issues of theGeotechnica are devoted to the self-boring pressuremeter and dilatometer tests and the presentations given by Clive Dalton; Robert Whittle and Dr Sara Amoroso at Equipe Training’s latest technical seminar that took place at the end of February 2013. The following is Part One of an overview of the presentations given by Clive Dalton and Robert Whittle of Cambridge Insitu. Part Two will be published in next month’s issue, along with an overview of Dr Amoroso’s presentation on the dilatometer.
– Does a silent killer lurk in your labs? – Writing for theGeotechnica once again is Tom Phillips of RPA Safety Services. This month Tom discusses the danger of Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS), a dangerous dust commonly found in our laboratories that is produced during the abrasion or cutting of rock.
– The SPT Test: Getting It Right – This is the third in a series of articles on safely managing all working geotechnical sites, penned for theGeotechnica by the experts at the Equipe Group. This month we focus on the SPT Test – notably how you should correctly prepare for and carry out the test.
– The UK Specification for Ground Investigation – Second Edition Explained – Writing for theGeotechnica once again are the experts at the Equipe Group – notably Managing Director Julian Lovell This month sees the first in a series of articles that will look at the background to and principle changes made within the revision and final publication of the UK Specification for Ground Investigation – Second Edition.