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.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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