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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.50 May 2016

May 2016

– The Task Ahead – theGeotechnica provides more specific information regarding both the intention of the new AGS/BDA Task Force initiative and the format of the survey it will aim to produce. Background information on the people behind the initiative is also included. In this article we will hear from the Team Leaders in charge of organising the creation, distribution and analysis of the survey, about why they chose to become involved and what they hope the collaboration can achieve.

– Help! We’ve gone artesian! – Providing the fourth in a series of pieces for theGeotechnica is Liz Withington, Senior Manager at Geotechnical Engineering Ltd. This month Liz tackles the tricky issue of coping with artesian conditions on flooding drill sites.

– Equipe Training – An 8 Year Journey – During the course of the last 50 issues of theGeotechnica, its parent company the Equipe Group have gone from strength to strength – mirroring the magazine’s continued success. In this retrospective piece we will be looking back at the history of Equipe, documenting the growth of the UK’s only dedicated geotechnical training provider.

– Volatile Organic Compounds – In another excellent, technical article, Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services returns to write for theGeotechnica. This month, Hazel turns her attention to Volatile Organic Compounds, providing valuable insight into what VOC’s actually are.

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theGeotechnica – Issue No.49 April 2016

April 2016

– Second Edition: Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice – Early 2016 has seen the release of the Second Edition of Professor David Norbury’s highly acclaimed description handbook – Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice. The new handbook has been eagerly awaited by many within the industry, with the latest edition incorporating changes in the national and international standards for logging soils and rock. This month, theGeotechnica discusses details of the new handbook with Professor Norbury himself.

– How well do you know PUWER? – Providing the third in a series of pieces for theGeotechnica is Liz Withington, Senior Manager at Geotechnical Engineering Ltd. This month Liz tackles the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 – or PUWER for short.

– Wookey Hole Catch Nets – Providing their first contribution to theGeotechnica is Tony Bailey, Project Manager at Geobrugg AG. In this excellent case study, Tony explains how Geobrugg used innovative methods to install vital catch nets at Wookey Hole.

– Cable Percussion Guidance Update – The following is an update on the upcoming release of new Cable Percussion Drilling Guidance notes to be provided by the British Drilling Association. The new guidance will look to build on previous versions to provide the most complete guide to cable percussion drilling that has ever been released in the UK. The writing of the new guidance will be a collaborative effort by a number of highly experienced cable percussion drillers, in the hope that the outcome will be as balanced and detailed as possible.

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Equipe Training’s Upcoming Courses

Recently we arranged our full training schedule for the rest of 2015 and also 2016. This new schedule includes dates for all of our most popular courses including IOSH Avoiding Danger from Underground Services and our Soil and Rock Description Workshops that are delivered by one of the world’s leading SARD experts, Professor David Norbury.

Below are all of the confirmed course dates for the rest of 2015 and the first half of 2016.


Technical Seminars:

Geophysics in Geotechnical Practice

10th November 2015
@ Equipe Training Offices, Banbury

£150 + VAT per delegate
More informationBook your place here

Cone Penetration Testing in Geotechnical Practice

24th – 25th November 2015
@ Brunel University, London

£250 + VAT per delegate
More informationBook your place here


Health and Safety Courses:

IOSH Working Safely (on Geotechnical Sites)

29th October 2015, 29th January 2016, 8th April 2016, 20th May 2016
@ Equipe Training Offices, Banbury
£175 + VAT per delegate
More information | Book your place here

IOSH Avoiding Danger from Underground Services

20th November 2015, 14th January 2016, 19th February 2016, 24th March 2016, 29th April 2016
@ Equipe Training Offices, Banbury
£150 + VAT per delegate
More information | Book your place here

IOSH Safe Supervision of Geotechnical Sites

11th – 13th November 2015, 6th – 8th January 2016, 10th – 12th February 2016, 16th – 18th March 2016, 20th – 22nd April 2016
@ Equipe Training Offices, Banbury
£450 + VAT per delegate
More information | Book your place here


Geotechnical Courses:

In Situ Testing

5th January 2016, 22nd March 2016, 31st May 2016
@ Equipe Training Offices, Banbury
£225 + VAT per delegate
More information | Book your place here

Geotechnical Laboratory Testing Awareness

1st December 2015, 1st March 2016, 10th May 2016
@ Brunel University, London
£225 + VAT per delegate
More information | Book your place here

Geotechnical Foundation Design

10th December 2015, 24th February 2016, 6th April 2016, 18th May 2016
@ Equipe Training Offices, Banbury
£225 + VAT per delegate
More information | Book your place here

Rock Description Workshop

27th November 2015, 21st January 2016, 11th March 2016, 5th May 2016
@ Equipe Training Offices, Banbury
£265 + VAT per delegate
More information | Book your place here

Soil Description Workshop

4th December 2015, 15th January 2016, 18th February 2016, 25th March 2016
@ Equipe Training Offices, Banbury
£265 + VAT per delegate
More information | Book your place here


Technical Seminar: Cone Penetration Testing in Geotechnical Practice

CONE PENETRATION TESTING IN GEOTECHNICAL PRACTICE

Seminar Dates: 24th & 25th November 2015

Location: Brunel University, London

An essential comprehensive training course and refresher for geotechnical and geo-environmental practitioners involved in Cone Penetration Testing for Onshore and Offshore Geotechnics. The course is devoted to raising awareness of current test procedures, advances, data derived from the tests and the importance of quality control.

What delegates will learn:

  • Have an understanding of the importance of using CPT specialists
  • Advantages and limitations of CPT tools and techniques
  • Have an understanding of how CPT data can be used for soil interpretation
  • Have an understanding of how CPT data can be used for design
  • Have an appreciation of recognising suspect/erroneous data

Who should attend?

Onshore and offshore specifiers, procurers and users of Cone Penetration Testing. Geotechnical Engineers, Engineering Geologists, Consulting Engineers, Civil Engineers, Designers, Developers and Clients involved in onshore and offshore ground investigations.

For full seminar details, please visit:
http://www.equipegroup.com/services/training/geotechnical/cptseminar.html

For details of other available training courses and seminars, please visit our website:
http://www.equipegroup.com

Technical Seminar – Geophysics in Geotechnical Practice

GEOPHYSICS IN GEOTECHNICAL PRACTICE

Seminar Dates: 10th November 2015

Location: Equipe Training Offices, Banbury

The seminar will increase the awareness regarding the correct use of geophysics for noninvasive investigations, structural and geological mapping and ground modelling which can provide an in depth and continuous understanding of both surface and subsurface conditions and can also reduce the risk of underground hazards and optimise budgets.

What delegates will learn:

  • Have an understanding of the importance of using a geophysics specialist
  • Advantages and limitations of land and downhole geophysical techniques
  • Have an understanding of how geophysics can be used to reduce risk
  • Have an understanding of when geophysics can complement obtrusive investigations
  • Have an appreciation of what the results mean and how they are obtained

Who should attend?

Geophysical Investigation Specifyers, Geophysics Graduates, Geotechnical Engineers, Engineering Geologists, Consulting Engineers, Designers, Developers and Clients.

For full seminar details, please visit:
http://www.equipegroup.com/services/training/geotechnical/geophysicsingeotechnics.html

For details of other available training courses and seminars, please visit our website:
http://www.equipegroup.com

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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theGeotechnica – Issue No.38 March 2015

March 2015

– Aarsleff Piles Supporting Windfarm Projects – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Debbie Darling of Jooce Media on behalf of Aarsleff. This month Debbie reveals details of Aarsleff’s recent civil engineering work on Dummaglass Windfarm, just south of Inverness, Scotland.

– Keeping on the right side of Health and Safety Law: CSCS Cards – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Julian Lovell, Managing Director at the Equipe Group. This month Julian continues to discuss Health and Safety Law, with a focus on the role of Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Cards.

– Geotechnica 2010 – A Retrospective – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Calum Spires of the Equipe Group. This month is the first in a series of articles from Calum that will take a look back at previous Geotechnica events in the build-up to this year’s event in July. This month Calum takes a look back at Geotechnica 2010.

– Latest release of HoleBASE SI transforms laboratory scheduling – Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Keynetix’ Managing Director, Roger Chandler. This month Roger unveils details about the latest build of Keynetix’ hugely popular and successful HoleBASE SI software, which now features electronic laboratory scheduling, and also integration with ALcontrol’s @mis service.

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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.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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