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theGeotechnica – Issue No.60 August 2017

August 2017

– How Geotechnical BIM Can Lead to Better Engineering – In the first entry into this month’s issue of theGeotechnica, geotechnical data specialists Keynetix examine the importance of Geotechnical BIM and the value it can hold.

– Calling for Clarity: CSCS Card Confusion – Following changes made to their carding scheme, BDA Members are calling upon CSCS to end confusion regarding non-construction related staff being granted access to sites. Since the changes came into place, non-construction personnel have been denied access to sites across the country due to not having a relevant CSCS card.

– Geotechnica 2017 Conference Review: 2020 Vision for the Geotechnical Industry – The following article is an overview of the content and discussions had at the geotechnical conference portion of Geotechnica 2017 – the UK’s largest geotechnical conference and exhibition. The presentation slides from the event can be found on the Geotechnica 2017 website here.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.57 April 2017

April 2017

– Geotechnica 2017: Who, What, When and Where? – Just 3 months remain until Geotechnica 2017, and this month in theGeotechnica the team behind the UK’s Largest Geotechnical Conference and Exhibition update us with the current list of Sponsors and Exhibitors for this year’s event.

– 5 Steps to maximize the value of your gINT and HoleBASE SI Archive – Writing for theGeotechnica this month are geotechnical data management specialists, Keynetix. This month Keynetix provide advice on how to get the most out of your geotechnical data archive.

– I Feel the Need, the Need for Speed – The third article for this month’s issue of theGeotechnica comes from David Bowen, Laboratory Manager at Terra Tek. Here, David asks: Why is it important to get your sample to the chemistry lab for testing as soon as possible, and what can the lab do to help?

– Martello Expands Fleet with Purpose Built Rig – Providing the final entry into this month’s issue of theGeotechnica are Martello Piling. In the following piece, Martello reveal details of their latest addition to their piling fleet – the MP 6000 which has been designed and built in-house in order to meet the increasing demands of the ever-expanding industry.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.45 October 2015

October 2015

– All Four Quarters – a Capital Result for Aarsleff’s Precast Piling – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Debbie Darling of Jooce Marketing & PR on behalf of Aarsleff. This month Debbie reveals details of Aarsleff’s recent work on the Capital Quarter, a new development in the centre of Cardiff.

– Contaminant of the month: Trichloroethene (TCE) – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Geraint Williams of Alcontrol Laboratories. This month Geraint returns to the extremely popular contaminant of the month series, and reviews the uses, properties and toxicology of Trichloroethene.

– Do we need to increase our technical knowledge? – Taking a look at areas of potential improvement for the geotechnical industry’s technical knowledge is Calum Spires of the Equipe Group. As the industry looks to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of it’s ground investigations, Calum asks what can be done to help get the most out of standard GI practices.

– The digital revolution – The use of digital technology on geotechnical sites – This month in theGeotechnica we examine the rise of digital technology implementation across the geotechnical industry. Providing this examination are Julian Lovell and Calum Spires of the Equipe Group, as well as a case study of technology use from Shaun Corcoran, ICT Manager at Geotechnical Engineering.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.28 March 2014

March 2014

– Maccaferri water attenuation lagoons reduce flood risk at new energy from waste plant – Writing on behalf of geotechnical specialists Maccaferri is Jeff Laverack of Holmes Media. This month Jeff writes to theGeotechnica as Maccaferri complete their network of high capacity rainwater run-off lagoons at Lincolnshire’s new state-of-the-art Energy from Waste recycling plant.

– How should we name our samples? – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Dr Roger Chandler, Managing Director of Geotechnical Technology Specialists, Keynetix Ltd. This month Roger discusses the issue of sample naming.

– Competent Drillers – The evolution of the Qualified Operator – Returning to write for theGeotechnica again this month is the Equipe Group’s Managing Director, Julian Lovell. This month Julian discusses competency in land drilling, and what qualifies someone to be considered ‘competent’.

– PanGeo: Roma (Italy) Case Study – Writing for theGeotechnica this month on behalf of the European Federation of Geologists is Professor David Norbury, Director of David Norbury Ltd. This month, Professor Norbury continues his series of articles on PanGeo, a free geohazard information service for Europe that is achieved through the generation of validated geohazard data layers.

– The Benefits of Automating Triaxial Testing – Writing for theGeotechnica for the first time this month is VJ Tech’s Qusai Al-Qudah. In his debut article Qusai discusses the benefits of automating triaxial testing.

 

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.21: May 2013

May 2013

– Marchetti DMT’s Seismic Dilatometer – An of the overview of the presentation given by Dr Sara Amoroso of Marchetti DMT on the Dilatometer, delivered on an Equipe Training Technical Seminar in February 2013. Sara’s highly acclaimed PhD thesis looked at the use and interpretation of the seismic dilatometer to obtain geotechnical parameters.

– Design Engineering in Mind: Getting to Grips with Geogrids – Although commonly used across a wide variety of civil and structural engineering applications, engineers are often surprised to realise the full potential geogrids can bring to a project. Here, Colin Thompson, National Key Account Manager at Tensar International, a global leader in ground stabilisation and soil reinforcement, guides readers of theGeotechnica through recent advancements in geogrid technology and the key benefits for engineers.

– Update on European Standards – The latest press release and update on European Standards given to theGeotechnica by one of the country’s leading Eurocode experts, Dr David Norbury of David Norbury Ltd.

– KeyLogbook Triumphs @ 2013’s GE Awards – This year saw an excellent group of thoroughly deserved winners, which theGeotechnica is delighted to reveal, included Equipe Geosolutions in partnership with Soil Engineering Geoservices.

– Contaminant of the Month: Selenium – Writing for theGeotechnica once more is Geraint Williams of Alcontrol Laboratories. This month, Geraint discusses the properties, uses, toxicity and analysis of Selenium.

– Geotechnical Laboratory’s Guide to AGS Data: Part 2 – Dr Roger Chandler, Managing Director of Keynetix and member of the AGS Data Management committee talks to theGeotechnica once again. This month, Roger continues his guide to AGS Data for geotechnical laboratories.

 

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.20: April 2013

April 2013

– The Self-Boring Pressuremeter: Part 2 – Part Two of the overview of the presentations given by Clive Dalton and Robert Whittle of Cambridge Insitu on the Self-Boring Pressuremeter, delivered on an Equipe Training Technical Seminar in February 2013.

– The First of Many – An article outlining the success of Equipe Training’s first round of Pagani Penetrometer training on behalf of Pagani and their UK trading partner Rockbit uk Ltd.

– The UK Specification for Ground Investigation – Second Edition Explained – Part 2 – Writing for theGeotechnica once again are the experts at the Equipe Group – notably Managing Director Julian Lovell This month sees the second 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.

– Contaminant of the Month: Cadmium – Writing for theGeotechnica once more is Geraint Williams of Alcontrol Laboratories. This month, Geraint discusses the properties, uses, toxicity and analysis of cadmium.

– Geotechnical Laboratory’s Guide to AGS Data: Part 1 – Dr Roger Chandler, Managing Director of Keynetix and member of the AGS Data Management committee talks to theGeotechnica once again. This month, Roger delivers a guide to AGS Data for geotechnical laboratories.

 

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.18: February 2013

February 2013

– Bender Element Test Analysis Software Development for Laboratories – Karl Snelling and Dr Sean Rees, Managing Director and Geotechnical Specialist at GDS Instruments discuss the test analysis software development for laboratories that has been developed to interpret the data from bender element test analysis.

– Geotechnical Knowledge Management – Dr Roger Chandler, Managing Director of Keynetix and member of the AGS Data Management committee talks to theGeotechnica once again. This month, Roger examines geotechnical knowledge management, focusing on the benefits of Keynetix HoleBASE SI technology.

– Guarding for Cable Percussion Rigs – This is the second 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 safely guarding cable percussion rigs, as well as a brief examination of PUWER and LOLER regulations.

– Wrap Up Warm, It’s Cold Outside! – Writing for theGeotechnica once again is Tom Phillips of RPA Safety Services. This month Tom imparts some valuable health and safety advice for those of us working outside in cold and snowy conditions.

– What Are Normal Background Concentrations? – In this latest article from Geraint Williams, Alcontrol Laboratories’ Senior Environmental Scientist, Geraint writes for theGeotechnica on the subject of new studies carried out by the BGS into normal background concentrations.

 

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.10: April 2012

April 2012

– Innovative Technology Uses Electricity to Stabilise Slopes – A look at new slope stabilising technology currently being trialed.

– Lankelma launches New Zealand seismic cone testing device – A press release documenting Lankelma’s latest work in NZ.

– Part 3: What are the main options in NEC3 contracts? – The third in a series of articles explaining the NEC form of contract.

– Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland – Alcontrol’s Geraint Williams compiles an environmental assessment of Ogoniland.

– The LÖftstedt Review – common sense safety? – Independent safety consultant Emma Betts talks about refocusing health and safety.

– Shearbox Testing – Chris Wallace of Geolabs imparts his knowledge about shearbox testing, and what you need to know about it.

– Monitoring contractors’ guides to AGS data – A look at the problems that monitoring contractors face when producing AGS data.

 

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