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theGeotechnica – Issue No.44 September 2015

September 2015

– Aarsleff Awarded Mersey Gateway Sections – Precast Solution for Bridge Abutments & Piers – 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 success in securing the contract for piling works on the upcoming Mersey Gateway project.

– Asbestos in soil – respirable fibres in respirable dust – the missing link for risk assessment – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services. In this excellently informative article, Hazel reveals details of DETS new testing procedure for identifying asbestos in soil.

– Improving Geotechnical Laboratory Services – Elizabeth Withington, Senior Geotechnical Engineer and Senior Manager, and Wendy Jones Senior Engineering Geologist and IT Software Manager provide details of Geotechnical Engineering’s recent adoption of laboratory data management system – KeyLAB2.

– Geotechnica 2015 – The Conference Review – Providing an in-depth look at the Geotechnical Conference from this year’s Geotechnica is Calum Spires of the Equipe Group. This article will also provide links to the PowerPoint presentations from each talk.

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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.11: May 2012

May 2012

– Safe working platforms needent cost the earth – Tensar reveal the benefits of using geogrids to aid temporary work safety.

– Part 4: What are the secondary options in NEC3 contracts? – The fourth in a series of articles explaining the NEC form of contract.

– Should we be concerned about asbestos? – A look at the hazards posed by asbestos in the geotechnical laboratory.

– Effective Stress – Part One: The Fundamentals – Chris Wallace of Geolabs imparts his knowledge about effective stress testing.

– Challenges in the development of advanced geotechnical lab equipment – GDS documents the development of new equipment.

– Has the way we train our staff changed? – Dr Roger Chandler of Keynetix examines the development of training techniques.

 

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.6: November 2011

November 2011

– The Benefits of Near-Surface Geophysical Methods – How geophysics has changed, and the quality data it can now produce.

– Keeping Up With Eurocodes – A look at cost effective ways of complying with Eurocodes in Site Investigation.

– Drilling Fluids – Providing Productivity – The first in a series on borehole stabilisation and the use of drilling fluids.

– Asbestos – A Background and Moving Forward – A history of asbestos and the perils it poses to the employer.

– Equipe Symposia – Quantitative Easing for Geotechnical Training – An overview of Equipe’s latest Symposia, plus how quantitative easing can help you and your training.

– Should you use Microsoft Excel in your laboratory? – The benefits of using Excel in your laboratory.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.5: October 2011

October 2011

– The Future of the UK Motorway Network – A review of the future Highways Agency programme and their plans moving forward.

– Asbestos in Soil – Advice on the control of asbestos that can be found in many brownfield site’s soils.

– Sonic Drilling on the Isle of Wight – A look at a new Sonic Rig on the Isle of Wight and it’s benefits.

– How Healthy is your Business? – Guidance on what employers need to provide regarding occupational health and safety.

– The Future is NVQ – Advice on funding for candidates and a look at the spectrum of NVQ qualifications available.

– Does your laboratory pass the data entry chalenge? – An examination of the benefits of effcient data entry for laboratories.

– LiDAR Scanning for Geotechnical Analyses – A look at the use of LiDAR and it’s effectiveness in providing survey data.

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