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.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.14: September 2012

September 2012

– Why is BIM so important? Dr Roger Chandler of Keynetix explains why Building Information Modelling (BIM) is so important to the Geotechnical Engineer.

– Rockbit UK introduce Pagani to the UK: Rockbit UK and Equipe Training unveil their new collaboration that will see Pagani CPTu rigs rolled out into the UK market. Whilst Rockbit are the agent, Equipe will provide the training needed to operate the rigs.

– Working in Explosive Atmospheres: Another of our regular and valued contributors Tom Phillips of RPA Safety Services examines the dangers of working in and around explosive atmospheres.

– The Geotechnical Academy: September sees the relaunch of a joint venture between Geotechnical Engineering and Equipe Training – The Geotechnical Academy. This article outlines the plans for the Academy, and how you can get involved.

– The Changes in Planning and Revision of Statutory Guidance: Another insightful article from Geraint Williams from Alcontrol Laboratories about changes and revisions to planning and statutory guidance.

– Drilling Fluids for Improved Productivity: Article 5 in the series on Drilling Fluids from Clear Solutions’ James Mansell.


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