The Geotechnical Academy

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.42 July 2015

July 2015

– Casagrande UK to launch NEW C5XP drilling rig at Geotechnica 2015 – Ahead of Geotechnica 2015 we have a press release from Gold Sponsors Casagrande UK on the new C5XP, scheduled to be launched at Geotechnica 2015

– KeyLogbook Version 3 Release at Geotechnica 2015 – An exciting update from the Equipe Group sees the announcement of KeyLogbook Version 3’s unveiling at Geotechnica 2015. With a number of new features and improvements, Version 3 of the digital logging software looks to be the best yet.

– Rockbit uk – New Products for 2015 – A brief overview of the exciting new features set to be on display for Rockbit uk at next week’s Geotechnica 2015 show, including two new rigs and a new mud magnet, plus dewatering bag.

– Geotechnica 2015 – Full Event Programme – The full Event Programme for the return of the UK’s largest geotechnical conference and exhibition, taking place on the 8th and 9th of July at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre. Provides the full conference line-up, as well as the full listings for the exhibition.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.32 August 2014

August 2014

– Meeting the Analytical Testing Requirements for the UKWIR Guidance on the Selection of Pipes for Brownfield Sites – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is David A Bowen, Chemistry Supervisor (Organics) at Terra Tek. This month David discusses analytical testing requirements

– The Geotechnical Academy – An Update – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is The Geotechnical Academy’s Liz Withington. In this month’s article, Liz provides an update on the success of The Geotechnical Academy – a joint training venture between Geotechnical Engineering and Equipe Training.

– Be Careful Where You Dig That Hole! – 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 first of a series of articles, Tim argues the case for non-intrusive geophysical surveys as part of a cost-effective programme of geotechnical site investigation.

– gINT Supports Comprehensive Geotechnical Information Management System for the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City – Writing for theGeotechnica this month are geotechnical software specialists Bentley Systems. Using data and material provided by the Abu Dhabi Municipality, this case study examines the benefits of instant access to subsurface information and how efficient data management can save both time and money when working on large scale projects.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.26 December 2013

December 2013

– CDM 2014… Or 2015… – Returning to write for theGeotechnica this month is our resident Health and Safety expert Tom Phillips of RPA Safety Services. In this month’s edition Tom returns to the subject of CDM Regulations – this time discussing the HSE’s recent review of CDM2007.

– Explaining Geotechnical Risks to Clients – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Tim Chapman of leading geotechnical consultancy Arup. In this edition Tim discusses the vitally important process of explaining geotechnical risks to clients.

– The Geotechnical Academy: Passing out of Group 1 – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Peter Reading, Technical Director of the Equipe Group. This month, Pete provides readers with an update on the first group of successful graduates from The Geotechnical Academy – a collaboration between Geotechnical Engineering Limited and Equipe Training Limited.

 

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.14: September 2012

September 2012

– Why is BIM so important? Dr Roger Chandler of Keynetix explains why Building Information Modelling (BIM) is so important to the Geotechnical Engineer.

– Rockbit UK introduce Pagani to the UK: Rockbit UK and Equipe Training unveil their new collaboration that will see Pagani CPTu rigs rolled out into the UK market. Whilst Rockbit are the agent, Equipe will provide the training needed to operate the rigs.

– Working in Explosive Atmospheres: Another of our regular and valued contributors Tom Phillips of RPA Safety Services examines the dangers of working in and around explosive atmospheres.

– The Geotechnical Academy: September sees the relaunch of a joint venture between Geotechnical Engineering and Equipe Training – The Geotechnical Academy. This article outlines the plans for the Academy, and how you can get involved.

– The Changes in Planning and Revision of Statutory Guidance: Another insightful article from Geraint Williams from Alcontrol Laboratories about changes and revisions to planning and statutory guidance.

– Drilling Fluids for Improved Productivity: Article 5 in the series on Drilling Fluids from Clear Solutions’ James Mansell.

 

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