Drilling Fluids

theGeotechnica – Issue No.51 June 2016

June 2016

– Investment in Individuals – In this month’s issue of theGeotechnica, we take a closer look at The Geotechnical Academy – a shared learning experienced devised and delivered as a collaborative effort by Geotechnical Engineering and Equipe Training. The Geotechnical Academy will be providing taster sessions at Geotechnica 2016 – to register to attend this year’s biggest dedicated geotechnical conference and exhibition, click here.

– Challenging the Perception of Precast Piles – Providing an in-depth insight into precast piles are Aarsleff, one of theGeotechnica’s valued regular contributors and also one of the UK’s leading piling contractors. Although widely used in Europe and beyond, precast piles are only just starting to land in the UK.

– Geotechnica 2016 – Why should you be there? – In this issue of theGeotechnica, we look forward to this year’s Geotechnica and outline exactly why you should be attending 2016’s event. Whether it is to attend the always excellently received conference featuring high profile speakers such as Professors Eddie Bromhead and Iain Stewart; discover the latest product developments and innovations; meet prospective clients, contractors and suppliers, or to catch up with friends new and old – Geotechnica offers something for everyone.

– Using Water Safely and Legally – Providing the fifth in a series of pieces for theGeotechnica is Liz Withington, Senior Manager at Geotechnical Engineering Ltd. The safe and legal use of water on geotechnical sites is the subject of Liz’s latest advisory pieces.

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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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theGeotechnica – Issue No.9: March 2012

March 2012

– Wimbleball Dam – Digital Packer Testing – A case studyconducted by Geotechnics looking at digital packer testing.

– Moisture Content – what difference does it make? – An examination of moisture content, and how it can affect you.

– Part 2: What are the NEC3 contracts? – The second in a series of articles explaining the NEC form of contract.

– Drilling Fluid Flow Rates – Improving Productivity – The fourth in a series on the use of drilling fluids.

– A Tribute to Paul Blackledge – theGeotechnica pays tribute to an immensely popular member of the drilling community.

– Soil Engineering implements digital borehole logging – Digby Harman reports on Soil Engineering’s implementation of KeyLogbook across all sites.


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theGeotechnica – Issue No.8: February 2012

February 2012

– Borehole Surveying – A look at deviating boreholes and what technology is now available to prevent this.

– EC7 – An update on attachment progress – An insight into upcoming updates concerning EC7, and what you can have your say on.

– What is NEC? – The first in a series of articles explaining the NEC form of contract, and how it could be beneficial to you.

– Drilling Fluid Recycling – Improving Productivity – The third in a series on the use of drilling fluids.

– Ready for an uncertain forecast? – Tom Phillips gives his advice on the necessary safety measure when working in cold climates.

– Predictions for 2012 – Site Investigation – Roger Chandler makes his technology predictions for the upcoming year


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theGeotechnica – Issue No.7: December 2011

December 2011

– The Influence of Eurocode 7 on Site Investigation – A case study examining how Eurocode 7 is likely to affect site investigation.

– EC7 – Will it mean engineers doing more site investigation? – A look at the role of engineers in a EC7 compliant site investigation.

– Methods of Soil Analysis – Hazel Davidson of ALcontrol examines the various methods of soil analysis.

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

– Safely Handing Industry Hazards – An examination of the top five causes of accidents in the industry.


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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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