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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.55 December 2016

December 2016

– Flexible Solutions for Debris Flows and Shallow Landslides – Providing this month’s first article for theGeotechnica is Tony Bailey, Project Manager at Geobrugg AG. In this excellent case study, Tony discusses flexible solutions for debris flows and shallow landslides.

– AGS & BDA Task Force Provide Initial Survey Feedback – A survey of the UK ground investigation industry was conducted in July and August 2016. The results are being assessed by the joint AGS and BDA Task Force, and will be published over the next few months. Opportunities for comment and further discussion will be provided subsequently. This notice gives initial feedback on the Survey.

– Yallem Piles into Dorset Biomass Plant – Providing the third entry into this month’s issue of theGeotechnica are first-time contributors Yallem. In their debut article, Yallem reveal details of their latest piling project at a Dorset-based Biomass Plant, featuring spacial challenges and variable ground conditions.

– Tentatively Identified Compounds (TICs) explained and why ask for them? – Providing the final article for Issue 55 of theGeotechnica is David Bowen of Terra Tek. David is a Senior Chemistry Supervisor at Terra Tek’s Birmingham Laboratory. In this in-depth article David focuses on Tentatively Identified Compounds, explaining exactly what they are, how you test for them and what happens if you find them.

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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.47 February 2016

February 2016

– Soft Drinks Manufacturer Gets Precast Solution with Aarsleff Piles – 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 a water tank storage area for one of the UK’s most successful producer of fruit juice drinks.

– How do you know that you have quality data? – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Liz Withington, Senior Manager at Geotechnical Engineering Ltd. This month Liz takes a look at SPT Calibrations and explains the importance of the testing to obtain quality data.

– Unexploded Ordnance and Ground Investigation – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Phil Baptie, Research & Reports Manager at 1st Line Defence Ltd. In this contribution Phil discusses the issue of unexploded ordnance in ground investigation works.

– Gas strikes during drilling & piling – The following contribution to this month’s issue of theGeotechnica is a note for circulation via drilling & piling trade organisations regarding the dangers of gas strikes during drilling and piling works from the HSE.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.46 November 2015

November 2015

– Next in 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 new Doncaster Distribution Centre for Next.

– A tribute to Tony Milne – theGeotechnica pays tribute to one of the founders of Geotechnical Engineering Limited.

– The mystery behind Russia’s maps of Britain – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Martyn Lufkin, Data Team Leader at Landmark Information Group. In this excellent contribution, Martyn explores the intrigue behind highly detailed maps of over 100 strategic locations in Britain that were mapped by Russia during the Cold War. Martyn also considers the mystery of how they were created as well as consider just how the maps are today being used by GIS, land and property professionals.

– Sensing the future – In his article for this month’s issue of theGeotechnica, Calum Spires speaks to Equipe Group’s Managing Director Julian Lovell and Operations Director Keith Spires about SAFER G – the sensor-based rotary rig guard that could revolutionise rotary guarding on geotechnical sites across the world.

– Securing 300 tonnes – Contributing to theGeotechnica this month is Jeff Laverack of Holmes Media on behalf of geotechnical specialists Maccaferri. This month Jeff provides details of Maccaferri’s recent work restraining a huge, 300 tonne boulder perched high above the landslip-prone, Rest and be Thankful Pass in Argyll and Bute.

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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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