Month: March 2015

theGeotechnica – Issue No.38 March 2015

March 2015

– Aarsleff Piles Supporting Windfarm Projects – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Debbie Darling of Jooce Media on behalf of Aarsleff. This month Debbie reveals details of Aarsleff’s recent civil engineering work on Dummaglass Windfarm, just south of Inverness, Scotland.

– Keeping on the right side of Health and Safety Law: CSCS Cards – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Julian Lovell, Managing Director at the Equipe Group. This month Julian continues to discuss Health and Safety Law, with a focus on the role of Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Cards.

– Geotechnica 2010 – A Retrospective – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Calum Spires of the Equipe Group. This month is the first in a series of articles from Calum that will take a look back at previous Geotechnica events in the build-up to this year’s event in July. This month Calum takes a look back at Geotechnica 2010.

– Latest release of HoleBASE SI transforms laboratory scheduling – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Keynetix’ Managing Director, Roger Chandler. This month Roger unveils details about the latest build of Keynetix’ hugely popular and successful HoleBASE SI software, which now features electronic laboratory scheduling, and also integration with ALcontrol’s @mis service.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.37 February 2015

February 2015

– Chemical Oxygen Demand: The Future?: Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services. This month Hazel discusses the chemical oxygen demand test and one of the reagents commonly used within it – potassium dichromate.

– Keeping on the right side of Health and Safety Law: Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Julian Lovell, Managing Director at the Equipe Group. This month Julian discusses Health and Safety Law, and how appropriate training and competence testing can help ensure that your site operatives stay on the right side of it.

– Geotechnica 2009 – A Retrospective: Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Calum Spires of the Equipe Group. This month is the first in a series of articles from Calum that will take a look back at previous Geotechnica events in the build-up to this year’s event in July. This month Calum takes a look at the inaugural event – Geotechnica 2009.

– Flood prevention and erosion protection: Is Britain ready for winter?: With the recent government announcement of £2.3bn planned expenditure on more than 1400 flood defence projects, theGeotechnica examines some of the products and techniques developed by geotechnical engineers Maccaferri, which could help provide protection against future severe weather events.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.36 December 2014

December 2014

– Contaminant of the Month: Vinyl Chloride – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Geraint Williams of Alcontrol Laboratories. This month Geraint discusses the properties, toxicity, assessment and analysis of vinyl chloride in soil.

– Knowledge is power – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Gary Morin, Technical Director at Keynetix. This month Gary talks about BIM. Wider use of Building Information Modelling will help promote the concept that geotechnics is an integral part of every phase of a project but geotechnical practitioners must play their part.

– Meridian completes work on Hemerdon Project – Writing for theGeotechnica this month on behalf of Meridian Drilling is Claire Savage of Accord PR. In this article Claire presents a case study of Meridian’s recently completed Hemerdon project – works carried out at a tungsten and tin mine.

– Is there a killer lurking in your lab? – Our fourth article this month comes from one of our regular contributors and resident Health and Safety Expert, Tom Phillips of RPA Safety Services. This month Tom discusses the dangers of Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS), which is a substance responsible for around 600 deaths a year in the UK through silicosis and lung cancer.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.35 November 2014

November 2014

– Geological Section Automation – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Gary Logan, Director of Sales at Bentley Systems, a global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. This month Gary discusses the use of gINT during geological section automation.

– Underground Utility Detection Standardisation – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Piers Edgell, Senior Account Manager of Landmark® Information Group, a leading provider of land, property and environmental risk data and digital mapping. Piers looks at the introduction of the new PAS 128 specification that has been introduced to standardise underground utility detection, verification and location and looks at what it means to the industry.

– Driven Precast Concrete Piles – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Bob Handley, an Engineer in the Piling Division of Per Aarsleff (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of Per Aarsleff A/S, one of Denmark’s leading civil engineering contractors. In this article Bob reveals more about precast piles which were previously discussed in Issue 29 of theGeotechnica, back in April of this year.

– Pre-Drilling in Tunnel Works – Our fourth article this month comes from one of our regular contributors in DAT instruments, an Italian company that specialises in the design and production of advanced foundation instruments and software. In this article DAT instruments provide details on pre-drilling in tunnelling works and what equipment is out there to make the process easier.

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