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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.19: March 2013

March 2013

– The Self-Boring Pressuremeter and Dilatometer – The next two issues of theGeotechnica are devoted to the self-boring pressuremeter and dilatometer tests and the presentations given by Clive Dalton; Robert Whittle and Dr Sara Amoroso at Equipe Training’s latest technical seminar that took place at the end of February 2013. The following is Part One of an overview of the presentations given by Clive Dalton and Robert Whittle of Cambridge Insitu. Part Two will be published in next month’s issue, along with an overview of Dr Amoroso’s presentation on the dilatometer.

– Does a silent killer lurk in your labs? – Writing for theGeotechnica once again is Tom Phillips of RPA Safety Services. This month Tom discusses the danger of Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS), a dangerous dust commonly found in our laboratories that is produced during the abrasion or cutting of rock.

– The SPT Test: Getting It Right – This is the third in a series of articles on safely managing all working geotechnical sites, penned for theGeotechnica by the experts at the Equipe Group. This month we focus on the SPT Test – notably how you should correctly prepare for and carry out the test.

– The UK Specification for Ground Investigation – Second Edition Explained – Writing for theGeotechnica once again are the experts at the Equipe Group – notably Managing Director Julian Lovell This month sees the first in a series of articles that will look at the background to and principle changes made within the revision and final publication of the UK Specification for Ground Investigation – Second Edition.

 

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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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