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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.43 August 2015

August 2015

– 250 RoGEP Registrants and Growing Fast – Providing a registrant number update for the UK Register of Ground Engineering Professionals this month are RoGEP Panel Member David Gibson and Chairman of the RoGEP Panel, Jim Cook.

– Steeply sloping building sites made viable with Maccaferri retaining walls – David Crowther, Technical Manager of Geo-engineering specialists Maccaferri, explains how innovation in retaining wall design, materials and construction could help relieve the UK’s critical housing shortage.

– BS5930:2015 – the new version of the Standard on Ground Investigation is about to reach the public – This month Professor David Norbury, Independent consultant and Chair of the Revision Panel, discusses BS5930, the 3rd version of which is due out in July 2015.

– Geophysical Borehole Imaging – Providing an in-depth look at geophysical borehole imaging this month is geophysical specialist and Managing Director of European Geophysical Services, Kim Beesley.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.34 October 2014

October 2014

– Natural gamma logging – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Kim Beesley, Managing Director of European Geophysical Services, a multi-disciplinary team of Geophysics, geologists and geologging engineers providing a comprehensive wire-line service for borehole geophysical logging and video surveying. In this article Kim discusses how wire-line logging tools can be used to measure physical parameters down boreholes.

– Investigating Instability – Writing for theGeotechnica this month are Martyn Brocklesby and Elizabeth Withington, Director and Senior Manager at Geotechnical Engineering. Last month Pete Reading provided details of the recent survey works carried out on the English South Coast focussing on cliff instability. This month Martyn and Liz provide a perspective on Geotechnical Engineering’s ground investigation work carried out on the affected area at Barton on Sea.

– How are you investigating your pipes and tunnels? – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Geoff Acland, Business Manager of Arrow Geophysics Limited, a geophysical consultancy established in 2004 that provides advice on geophysical risk reduction for UK construction projects. In this, the third of a series of articles, Geoff explains the development of a specific technique for locating and investigating pipelines and tunnels at depth.

– Adaptive Oedometer Testing – In this month’s issue of theGeotechnica we have Dr Sean Rees of GDS Instruments writing the first in a series of articles for us. This month’s offering sees Dr Rees discuss the automation of oedometer testing and determination of the end of primary consolidation.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.33 September 2014

September 2014

– How can digital services improve the environmental study process? – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Mark Burnard, Senior Product Manager at Landmark® Information Group, a leading provider of property related environmental risk information and digital mapping since it launched in 1995. Mark discusses the role that digital services today play in improving the environmental desk study process.

– The Recession is Over: Prepare for the next one – Following a long career in contracting Tim Fitch formed Invennt in 2011. Invennt is a business consultancy focussed on the construction sector. It seeks to create value for clients and the supply chain through; strategic review, collaboration, relationship marketing, leadership and coaching. In this month’s issue of theGeotechnica Tim writes about the best plans we can make to prepare ourselves for the next recession.

– How to avoid that sinking feeling! – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Tim Archer, Technical Director of Arrow Geophysics Limited, a geophysical consultancy established in 2004 that provides advice on geophysical risk reduction for UK construction projects. In this, the second of a series of articles, Tim explains the usefulness of geophysical techniques for locating and investigating subsidence and void development.

– Cliff Instability on the South Coast – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is independent consultant and part-time lecturer at Brunel University Pete Reading. This month Pete provides details of the recent survey works carried out on the South Coast of England focussing on cliff instability at Barton on Sea. Pete worked as a consultant on the project on behalf of Brunel University who are assisting with the research of the landslide. This article particularly focuses on the work of Quarry Design and their Octocopter in carrying out an aerial survey of the affected area.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.24 September 2013

September 2013

– Should we be worried about rising sea levels? – An article penned by Professor Eddie Bromhead, one of the UK’s most highly regarded experts on slope stability. At Geotechnica 2013 Professor Bromhead delivered a presentation examining the impact of rising sea levels across the globe. This article is based on the incredibly well received presentation.

– HSG47 – All Change? – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is highly valued and regular contributor Tom Phillips of RPA Safety Services. This month Tom discusses the revision of HSG47 – ‘Avoiding Danger from Underground Services’, and what the revisions may mean for you.

– Environmental Forensics – Oil and Petroleum Hydrocarbons – Darrell Hall is the Laboratory Director at Chemtest, he has a BSc in Chemistry, is a Chartered Chemist (CChem), Chartered Scientist (CSci) and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC). Darrell is an expert in the field of organic chemistry and has 25 years’ experience specialising in environmental analysis. This month Darrell explains for theGeotechnica where the responsibility for Petroleum Hydrocarbon pollution lies.

– A Guide to Invasive Species and Current Legislation – A highly insightful article from Technical Director of the Equipe Group, Peter Reading. This month Pete introduces a lesser-discussed issue facing many geotechnical sites across the UK, the problem of invasive plant species and how to properly circumnavigate the issues caused by them.

– The Future of Geotechnical Mapping Data? – Returning to write for theGeotechnica this month is Managing Director of Keynetix, Dr Roger Chandler. In this month’s article, Roger gives readers a highly insightful look into the future of geotechnical mapping data.

 

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.10: April 2012

April 2012

– Innovative Technology Uses Electricity to Stabilise Slopes – A look at new slope stabilising technology currently being trialed.

– Lankelma launches New Zealand seismic cone testing device – A press release documenting Lankelma’s latest work in NZ.

– Part 3: What are the main options in NEC3 contracts? – The third in a series of articles explaining the NEC form of contract.

– Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland – Alcontrol’s Geraint Williams compiles an environmental assessment of Ogoniland.

– The LÖftstedt Review – common sense safety? – Independent safety consultant Emma Betts talks about refocusing health and safety.

– Shearbox Testing – Chris Wallace of Geolabs imparts his knowledge about shearbox testing, and what you need to know about it.

– Monitoring contractors’ guides to AGS data – A look at the problems that monitoring contractors face when producing AGS data.

 

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.1: June 2011

June 2011

– Use of Instrumentation to assess serviceability and stability of slopes and embankments.

– An introduction to Eurocode and an update on it’s implementation.

– The dangers of underground asbestos and soil analysis techniques.

– Rotary rig guarding in Layman’s Terms and Energy Measurements: the benefits of an efficient hammer.

– Underground Services Avoidance: The importance of adequate and suitable training.

– Creating sustainable training for the future: Is training the key to growth?

– KeyLogbook: Borehole logging the smart way.

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