Month: May 2015

Geotechnica 2015 – 8th and 9th July 2015

27/05/2015

The Geotechnica 2015 conference and exhibition provides a unique opportunity for the geotechnical industry, its clients and the supply chain, to discuss how best to meet the challenges of the UK construction’s growing order book.

The dramatic rise in UK infrastructure and building projects following the recession has created skills shortages across the construction industry. For the geotechnical sector, this upturn in work presents significant challenges. High Speed 2, for example, is set to swallow almost 40% of the sector’s capacity when ground investigations start later this year.

The urgent need to tackle the issues of capacity and skills, while maintaining quality and safety standards, will be the focus of Geotechnica 2015, being held at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Royal Leamington Spa on 8 and 9 July.

The conference and exhibition will bring clients, consultants, contractors, suppliers and manufacturers together to discuss how best to meet the challenges ahead.

Speakers include Jonathan Gammon, High Speed 2’s Head of Ground Investigations, and Mike Brown from Network Rail, who will outline work plans, plus their needs and expectations for these projects. There will also be a session on health and safety, with discussions on changes brought about by the new CDM 2015 Regulations, asbestos in soil and the new British Drilling Association audit.

One way the geotechnical sector can meet growing demand is by improving efficiency through innovation, a theme running through the two days. Conference sessions on advances in digital data capture and remote monitoring will be complemented by product launches and live demonstrations in the exhibition area.

Geotechnica 2015 will be held on 8th and 9th July at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Royal Leamington Spa. To register for your free place and for more information, visit www.geotechnica.co.uk; follow us on Twitter @equipegroup and visit the Equipe Group LinkedIn page and the Geotechnica LinkedIn group.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.40 May 2015

May 2015

– Health and Safety Updates: CDM2015 – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Tom Phillips of RPA Safety Services, in conjunction with Equipe Training. This month Tom examines CDM2015 and how the changes to the regulations could directly affect your day-to-day work.

– New Product Development: A multi-directional dynamic cyclic direct simple shear apparatus – Writing for theGeotechnica this month are the GDS Instruments’ Technical Team. This month GDS turn their focus to their newly developed product, a multi-directional dynamic cyclic direct simple shear apparatus.

– Geotechnica 2012 – A Retrospective – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Calum Spires of the Equipe Group. This month is the fourth 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 2012.

– An update on Asbestos in soil – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services. In this excellently informative article, Hazel provides a welcome update on asbestos in soils.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.39 April 2015

April 2015

– Seismic Cone Penetration Testing to improve rail investigations – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Chris Dimelow, projects manager for Lankelma. In this article Chris talks about how improved seismic cone penetration testing will bring benefits to rail site investigations.

– Keeping on the right side of Health and Safety Law – CDM 2015 – Industry Health and Safety Forum Report – 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 CDM 2015 following a Health and Safety Seminar held by Equipe in March 2015.

– Geotechnica 2011 – A Retrospective – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Calum Spires of the Equipe Group. This month is the third 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 2011.

– The analysis of Ammonia and Ammonium in waters and soils – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services. In this excellently informative article, Hazel discusses the methods of analysis of ammonia and ammonium in waters and soils.

– The continued rise of sustainable geo-engineering In this month’s article for theGeotechnica, geotechnical and civil engineering specialists Maccaferri provide a look at construction sustainability, where the principles of reclamation and recycling of site won materials have been raised significantly.

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