Geotechnica

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.59 June 2017

June 2017

– The new Land Drilling NVQ: Everything you need to know – In the first entry into this month’s issue of theGeotechnica, we take a look at the new Land Drilling NVQ that has recently been developed, including a new Level 3 qualification.

– A guide to UXO Good Practice – Writing for theGeotechnica this month are UXO experts, Dynasafe BACTEC. Business Development Manager Philip Norville offers this month’s readers an in-depth guide to good practice with regards to unexploded ordnance.

– Geotechnica 2017: Full Event Programme Preview – With only 2 weeks remaining until the UK’s largest geotechnical conference and exhibition, we have an exclusive first-look at this year’s full Event Programme including the full exhibitor listings and conference line-up.

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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.57 April 2017

April 2017

– Geotechnica 2017: Who, What, When and Where? – Just 3 months remain until Geotechnica 2017, and this month in theGeotechnica the team behind the UK’s Largest Geotechnical Conference and Exhibition update us with the current list of Sponsors and Exhibitors for this year’s event.

– 5 Steps to maximize the value of your gINT and HoleBASE SI Archive – Writing for theGeotechnica this month are geotechnical data management specialists, Keynetix. This month Keynetix provide advice on how to get the most out of your geotechnical data archive.

– I Feel the Need, the Need for Speed – The third article for this month’s issue of theGeotechnica comes from David Bowen, Laboratory Manager at Terra Tek. Here, David asks: Why is it important to get your sample to the chemistry lab for testing as soon as possible, and what can the lab do to help?

– Martello Expands Fleet with Purpose Built Rig – Providing the final entry into this month’s issue of theGeotechnica are Martello Piling. In the following piece, Martello reveal details of their latest addition to their piling fleet – the MP 6000 which has been designed and built in-house in order to meet the increasing demands of the ever-expanding industry.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.56 February 2017

February 2017

– BAUER Mobilises Rigs for A19/A1058 Coast Road Piling Works – Providing this month’s first article for theGeotechnica are Bauer Technologies. Bauer have recently been awarded contract work for piling works for improvements to the A19/A1058 Junction in Newcastle and this month’s entry sees more details on the project provided.

– On the lookout for innovation at Geotechnica 2017 – With only 5 months remaining until Geotechnica 2017, the team behind the UK’s Largest Geotechnical Conference and Exhibition is scouring the country for potential new innovations to occupy demonstration slots at this year’s event.

– Here’s to a healthy, prosperous start to 2017 – The third article for this month’s issue of theGeotechnica comes from the Equipe Group. Here, Equipe take a look forward at what 2017 has in store for the geotechnical industry, and how the sector as a whole should be looking to build on the current levels of prosperity.

– Aarsleff Ground Engineering Win Piling and Beam Contract for “Cottier Grange” Residential Development – Providing the final entry into this month’s issue of theGeotechnica are Aarsleff Ground Engineering. In their most recent update, Aarsleff discuss their most recent project – piling and beam contract work for the first phase of a new 404-house residential development in Northumberland.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.54 November 2016

November 2016

– Risk Management: The Utility Survey – Providing an insight into utility surveyance for theGeotechnica is Liz Withington, Senior Manager at Geotechnical Engineering Ltd. In this month’s article Liz examines the risks that buried services pose to construction activities and the role that utility surveys can play in avoiding them.

– Gold Sponsors confirmed for Geotechnica 2017 – As Geotechnica returns to the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre in 2017 for it’s eighth successive outing, theGeotechnica can exclusively reveal the Gold Sponsors for the event.

– The BDA Host Long Term Health & Wellbeing Seminar – The British Drilling Association (BDA) are looking to promote long term health and wellbeing as a priority to the geotechnical industry. The first step along this way is a seminar promoting awareness for the issue on November 16th 2016.

– The Value of Quality Investigations – In an interview initially conducted for the October issue of BUILD Magazine, Director Julian Lovell introduces the UK’s newest geotechnical specialist – S M Associates. In this interview Julian discusses the aims for the new company and how they aim to deliver the highest quality investigations for the UK GI industry.

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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.52 August 2016

August 2016

– Aarsleff Awarded Foundation Contract for Newark Wind Farm – Providing an update on recent contract works are Aarsleff, one of theGeotechnica’s valued regular contributors. In this month’s issue Aarselff reveal details of a foundations contract at a new wind farm coming to Newark.

– Geotechnica 2016 – Conference Review – July 6th and 7th saw Geotechnica 2016 make it’s first appearance in the prestigious surroundings of Brunel University, London. The University, which takes its name from one of the world’s greatest and respected engineers Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is home to some of the UK’s brightest and best civil and structural engineering minds. However, 2016 saw geotechnical engineering brought to the forefront of the University’s attention, as they invited Equipe to hold Geotechnica at the University in order to help launch their brand new Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering. In this issue of theGeotechnica, we review the conference content of this year’s Geotechnica and examine the excellent presentations given this year’s stellar event.

– Tarmac Analysis incorporating Chromatographic Interpretations – Providing the following article for theGeotechnica is David Bowen of Terra Tek. David is a Senior Chemistry Supervisor at Terra Tek’s Birmingham Laboratory. In this excellent case study, David provides an in-depth look at tarmac analysis.

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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.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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