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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.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.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.38 March 2015

March 2015

– Aarsleff Piles Supporting Windfarm Projects – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Debbie Darling of Jooce Media on behalf of Aarsleff. This month Debbie reveals details of Aarsleff’s recent civil engineering work on Dummaglass Windfarm, just south of Inverness, Scotland.

– Keeping on the right side of Health and Safety Law: CSCS Cards – 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 the role of Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Cards.

– Geotechnica 2010 – A Retrospective – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Calum Spires of the Equipe Group. This month is the first 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 2010.

– Latest release of HoleBASE SI transforms laboratory scheduling – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Keynetix’ Managing Director, Roger Chandler. This month Roger unveils details about the latest build of Keynetix’ hugely popular and successful HoleBASE SI software, which now features electronic laboratory scheduling, and also integration with ALcontrol’s @mis service.

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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.32 August 2014

August 2014

– Meeting the Analytical Testing Requirements for the UKWIR Guidance on the Selection of Pipes for Brownfield Sites – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is David A Bowen, Chemistry Supervisor (Organics) at Terra Tek. This month David discusses analytical testing requirements

– The Geotechnical Academy – An Update – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is The Geotechnical Academy’s Liz Withington. In this month’s article, Liz provides an update on the success of The Geotechnical Academy – a joint training venture between Geotechnical Engineering and Equipe Training.

– Be Careful Where You Dig That Hole! – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Tim Archer, Technical Director of Arrow Geophysics Limited, a geophysical consultancy established in 2004 that provides advice on geophysical risk reduction for UK construction projects. In this, the first of a series of articles, Tim argues the case for non-intrusive geophysical surveys as part of a cost-effective programme of geotechnical site investigation.

– gINT Supports Comprehensive Geotechnical Information Management System for the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City – Writing for theGeotechnica this month are geotechnical software specialists Bentley Systems. Using data and material provided by the Abu Dhabi Municipality, this case study examines the benefits of instant access to subsurface information and how efficient data management can save both time and money when working on large scale projects.

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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.24 September 2013

September 2013

– Should we be worried about rising sea levels? – An article penned by Professor Eddie Bromhead, one of the UK’s most highly regarded experts on slope stability. At Geotechnica 2013 Professor Bromhead delivered a presentation examining the impact of rising sea levels across the globe. This article is based on the incredibly well received presentation.

– HSG47 – All Change? – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is highly valued and regular contributor Tom Phillips of RPA Safety Services. This month Tom discusses the revision of HSG47 – ‘Avoiding Danger from Underground Services’, and what the revisions may mean for you.

– Environmental Forensics – Oil and Petroleum Hydrocarbons – Darrell Hall is the Laboratory Director at Chemtest, he has a BSc in Chemistry, is a Chartered Chemist (CChem), Chartered Scientist (CSci) and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC). Darrell is an expert in the field of organic chemistry and has 25 years’ experience specialising in environmental analysis. This month Darrell explains for theGeotechnica where the responsibility for Petroleum Hydrocarbon pollution lies.

– A Guide to Invasive Species and Current Legislation – A highly insightful article from Technical Director of the Equipe Group, Peter Reading. This month Pete introduces a lesser-discussed issue facing many geotechnical sites across the UK, the problem of invasive plant species and how to properly circumnavigate the issues caused by them.

– The Future of Geotechnical Mapping Data? – Returning to write for theGeotechnica this month is Managing Director of Keynetix, Dr Roger Chandler. In this month’s article, Roger gives readers a highly insightful look into the future of geotechnical mapping data.

 

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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.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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