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theGeotechnica – Issue No.58 May 2017

May 2017

– Exciting speaker line-up confirmed for industry’s largest dedicated conference and exhibition – In the first entry into this month’s issue of theGeotechnica, the Geotechnica 2017 team unveil the keynote speakers for this year’s conference, titled – The Ground Investigation Industry: 2020 Vision.

– Uncovering the Hidden Benefits of Buying New Software – Writing for theGeotechnica this month are geotechnical data management specialists, Keynetix. This month Keynetix provide advice on the many hidden benefits of staying up-to-date with all of the very latest geotechnical software.

– Drilling community pulls together – The third entry into this month’s magazine is a charity appeal in aid of the Freeman Hospital Renal Unit – a cause close to the heart of a number of the UK’s cable percussion drillers following one loving driller’s sacrifice for the benefit of his wife.

– FPS Establishes Working Group to Investigate New Methods of Pile Integrity Testing – The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) has established a Working Group to evaluate the many new methods of indirect pile testing, to address concerns that exist over their over interpretation and ensure results are both robust and calibrated against each other and against existing direct testing methods. The final article in this month’s issue of theGeotechnica takes a closer look at the Working Group’s intentions.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.53 October 2016

October 2016

– Digital Data Entry gets even better with KeyLogbook V2.6 – Revealing details of the latest KeyLogbook release is Keith Spires, Operations Director at the Equipe Group. In the following article, Keith discusses what can be expected from the v2.6 release of the industry’s leading digital data entry product.

– New AutoCAD Civils 3D Geotechnical Module boosts usability – In the last few months Autodesk have released their Geotechnical Module for AutoCAD Civils 3D 2017 following development by Keynetix. The module looks set to greatly assist with geotechnical data visualisation and Keynetix are offering free online training to accompany the release.

– Registration now open for Geotechnica 2017 – 2017 will mark the eighth successive year of Geotechnica and will have a host of new and exciting features to compliment the already highly successful and acclaimed Trade Show, Product Exhibition and Geotechnical Conference.

– New Cable Percussion Guidance Document Issued – The BDA issue a new Guidance Document titled, ‘The Operation of Cable Percussion Rigs & Equipment’.

– The British Drilling Association Turns 40 – The BDA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and is using the milestone to take a reflective look at its many achievements.

– Aarsleff’s biggest ever project gets underway – Providing an update on recent contract works are Aarsleff, one of theGeotechnica’s valued regular contributors. In this month’s issue Aarsleff reveal details their largest ever piling project to date as The Range build a new distribution centre in Avonmouth.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.49 April 2016

April 2016

– Second Edition: Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice – Early 2016 has seen the release of the Second Edition of Professor David Norbury’s highly acclaimed description handbook – Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice. The new handbook has been eagerly awaited by many within the industry, with the latest edition incorporating changes in the national and international standards for logging soils and rock. This month, theGeotechnica discusses details of the new handbook with Professor Norbury himself.

– How well do you know PUWER? – Providing the third in a series of pieces for theGeotechnica is Liz Withington, Senior Manager at Geotechnical Engineering Ltd. This month Liz tackles the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 – or PUWER for short.

– Wookey Hole Catch Nets – Providing their first contribution to theGeotechnica is Tony Bailey, Project Manager at Geobrugg AG. In this excellent case study, Tony explains how Geobrugg used innovative methods to install vital catch nets at Wookey Hole.

– Cable Percussion Guidance Update – The following is an update on the upcoming release of new Cable Percussion Drilling Guidance notes to be provided by the British Drilling Association. The new guidance will look to build on previous versions to provide the most complete guide to cable percussion drilling that has ever been released in the UK. The writing of the new guidance will be a collaborative effort by a number of highly experienced cable percussion drillers, in the hope that the outcome will be as balanced and detailed as possible.

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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.17: January 2013

January 2013

– Ground Hazards in the UK – Dr Jackie Skipper of the Geotechnical Consulting Group discusses the many ground hazards that face geotechnical companies in the UK and what can be done to forsee them.

– Management of Drilling Sites – This is the first 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 the management of cable percussion drilling sites – focussing particularly on spacial awareness.

– Computational Limit Analysis Comes of Age – Dr Tom Pritchard is a Senior Engineer at engineering software house LimitState Ltd. Here Tom writes for theGeotechnica, describing why Computational Limit Analysis is quickly becoming an indispensable tool for geotechnical engineers.

– Contaminant of the Month: Arsenic – Writing for theGeotechnica once more is Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services. This month, Hazel discusses the properties, uses, toxicity and analysis of arsenic.

 

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.3: August 2011

August 2011

– Corporate Manslaughter: A lawyer’s insight into a growing concern in geotechnics.

– Measurement of the energy ratio of SPT hammers in accordance with BS EN ISO 22476-3:2005.

– Deviating (or Non-conforming) Samples: An update on new policies administered by UKAS.

– Climbing the mast of bale percussion rigs and the implications of working from height.

– A review of this year’s successful Geotechnica, featuring interviews and pictures.

– CDM Regulations 2007: A brief guide to the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2007.

– Failures: Past and Future – How can the industry move forward though learning from previous errors?

– Where have all the pins gone? – A look at innovative new ways to manage knowledge.

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