Ground Invesitagtion

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.48 March 2016

March 2016

– Understanding Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services. In another excellent entry from Hazel, the topic in focus is Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) and the confusion that surrounds them.

– Where does health and safety start? – Providing another informative piece for theGeotechnica this month is Liz Withington, Senior Manager at Geotechnical Engineering Ltd. This month Liz asks where health and safety starts for a drilling contractor, starting with LOLER Inspections.

– Land Drilling Apprenticeships – Recruitment is underway for the British Drilling Association’s 2016 Land Drilling Apprenticeships and the BDA are on the lookout for potential candidates. In this article the BDA provide some more information on the scheme and what it can offer you.

– UK GI Analysis – Recently a statement was made to a number of industry leading practitioners, questioning not only the quality of the UK ground investigation industry, but also the morale and the low public opinion of the sector. In reaction to this, the AGS and BDA have combined to create an initiative to analyse and improve the state of the UK GI industry – The Task Force. This month theGeotechnica has an exclusive insight into the aims of the initiative, including details of an upcoming survey to be sent to all contractors, consultants and ‘clients’ working within the sector.

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