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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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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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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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November 2016

- Risk Management: The Utility Survey - Providing an insight into utility surveyance for theGeotechnica is Liz Withington, Senior Manager at Geotechnical Engineering Ltd. In this month's article Liz examines the risks that buried services pose to construction activities and the role that utility surveys can play in avoiding them.


- Gold Sponsors confirmed for Geotechnica 2017 - As Geotechnica returns to the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre in 2017 for it's eighth successive outing, theGeotechnica can exclusively reveal the Gold Sponsors for the event.


- The BDA Host Long Term Health & Wellbeing Seminar - The British Drilling Association (BDA) are looking to promote long term health and wellbeing as a priority to the geotechnical industry. The first step along this way is a seminar promoting awareness for the issue on November 16th 2016.


- The Value of Quality Investigations - In an interview initially conducted for the October issue of BUILD Magazine, Director Julian Lovell introduces the UK's newest geotechnical specialist - S M Associates. In this interview Julian discusses the aims for the new company and how they aim to deliver the highest quality investigations for the UK GI industry.


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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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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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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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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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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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March 2016

- Understanding Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services. In another excellent entry from Hazel, the topic in focus is Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) and the confusion that surrounds them.


- Where does health and safety start? - Providing another informative piece for theGeotechnica this month is Liz Withington, Senior Manager at Geotechnical Engineering Ltd. This month Liz asks where health and safety starts for a drilling contractor, starting with LOLER Inspections.


- Land Drilling Apprenticeships - Recruitment is underway for the British Drilling Association's 2016 Land Drilling Apprenticeships and the BDA are on the lookout for potential candidates. In this article the BDA provide some more information on the scheme and what it can offer you.


- UK GI Analysis - Recently a statement was made to a number of industry leading practitioners, questioning not only the quality of the UK ground investigation industry, but also the morale and the low public opinion of the sector. In reaction to this, the AGS and BDA have combined to create an initiative to analyse and improve the state of the UK GI industry - The Task Force. This month theGeotechnica has an exclusive insight into the aims of the initiative, including details of an upcoming survey to be sent to all contractors, consultants and 'clients' working within the sector.


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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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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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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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September 2015

- Aarsleff Awarded Mersey Gateway Sections - Precast Solution for Bridge Abutments & Piers - 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 success in securing the contract for piling works on the upcoming Mersey Gateway project.


- Asbestos in soil – respirable fibres in respirable dust - the missing link for risk assessment - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services. In this excellently informative article, Hazel reveals details of DETS new testing procedure for identifying asbestos in soil.


- Improving Geotechnical Laboratory Services - Elizabeth Withington, Senior Geotechnical Engineer and Senior Manager, and Wendy Jones Senior Engineering Geologist and IT Software Manager provide details of Geotechnical Engineering's recent adoption of laboratory data management system - KeyLAB2.


- Geotechnica 2015 - The Conference Review - Providing an in-depth look at the Geotechnical Conference from this year's Geotechnica is Calum Spires of the Equipe Group. This article will also provide links to the PowerPoint presentations from each talk.


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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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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.

To register to visit for FREE at Geotechnica, complete the sign-up form found here: http://bit.ly/geo15visitorsignup


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June 2015

- Construction Design & Management Regulations 2015: Implementation - In conversation with the Health and Safety Executive, Tom Phillips of RPA Safety Services and Julian Lovell, Managing Director of Equipe and Chair of the AGS Safety Working Group attempt to clarify some of the questions consultants and contractors are raising regarding the implimentaion of CDM2015.


- Why should you be at Geotechnica? - In this issue of theGeotechnica, we look forward to this year's Geotechnica and outline exactly why you should be attending 2015's event. Whether it is to attend the always excellently received geotechnical conference featuring speakers from high profile clients such as HS2 Ltd and Network Rail; 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.


- BDA Audit: The Relaunch - One of the most exciting pieces of news broken recently was the relaunch of the BDA Audit. This month Max Soudain of Blackcap Communications takes a closer look at the new audit for theGeotechnica, including the history of the scheme itself, but also what changes will be coming into place in the future.


- There is more to a TPH result than just a number - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is David Bowen Senior Supervisor at Terra Tek Birmingham. In this excellently informative article, David provides a geo-environmental appraisal of a former railway line and sidings required chemical and geotechnical testing as part of the intrusive investigation.


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May 2015

- Health and Safety Updates: CDM2015 - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Tom Phillips of RPA Safety Services, in conjunction with Equipe Training. This month Tom examines CDM2015 and how the changes to the regulations could directly affect your day-to-day work.


- New Product Development: A multi-directional dynamic cyclic direct simple shear apparatus - Writing for theGeotechnica this month are the GDS Instruments' Technical Team. This month GDS turn their focus to their newly developed product, a multi-directional dynamic cyclic direct simple shear apparatus.


- Geotechnica 2012 - A Retrospective - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Calum Spires of the Equipe Group. This month is the fourth 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 2012.


- An update on Asbestos in soil - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services. In this excellently informative article, Hazel provides a welcome update on asbestos in soils.


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April 2015

- Seismic Cone Penetration Testing to improve rail investigations - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Chris Dimelow, projects manager for Lankelma. In this article Chris talks about how improved seismic cone penetration testing will bring benefits to rail site investigations.


- Keeping on the right side of Health and Safety Law - CDM 2015 – Industry Health and Safety Forum Report - 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 CDM 2015 following a Health and Safety Seminar held by Equipe in March 2015.


- Geotechnica 2011 - A Retrospective - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Calum Spires of the Equipe Group. This month is the third 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 2011.


- The analysis of Ammonia and Ammonium in waters and soils - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services. In this excellently informative article, Hazel discusses the methods of analysis of ammonia and ammonium in waters and soils.


The continued rise of sustainable geo-engineering In this month's article for theGeotechnica, geotechnical and civil engineering specialists Maccaferri provide a look at construction sustainability, where the principles of reclamation and recycling of site won materials have been raised significantly.


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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 second 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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February 2015

- Chemical Oxygen Demand: The Future?: Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services. This month Hazel discusses the chemical oxygen demand test and one of the reagents commonly used within it - potassium dichromate.


- Keeping on the right side of Health and Safety Law: Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Julian Lovell, Managing Director at the Equipe Group. This month Julian discusses Health and Safety Law, and how appropriate training and competence testing can help ensure that your site operatives stay on the right side of it.


- Geotechnica 2009 - 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 at the inaugural event - Geotechnica 2009.


- Flood prevention and erosion protection: Is Britain ready for winter?: With the recent government announcement of £2.3bn planned expenditure on more than 1400 flood defence projects, theGeotechnica examines some of the products and techniques developed by geotechnical engineers Maccaferri, which could help provide protection against future severe weather events.


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December 2014

- Contaminant of the Month: Vinyl Chloride - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Geraint Williams of Alcontrol Laboratories. This month Geraint discusses the properties, toxicity, assessment and analysis of vinyl chloride in soil.


- Knowledge is power - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Gary Morin, Technical Director at Keynetix. This month Gary talks about BIM. Wider use of Building Information Modelling will help promote the concept that geotechnics is an integral part of every phase of a project but geotechnical practitioners must play their part.


- Meridian completes work on Hemerdon Project - Writing for theGeotechnica this month on behalf of Meridian Drilling is Claire Savage of Accord PR. In this article Claire presents a case study of Meridian's recently completed Hemerdon project - works carried out at a tungsten and tin mine.


- Is there a killer lurking in your lab? - Our fourth article this month comes from one of our regular contributors and resident Health and Safety Expert, Tom Phillips of RPA Safety Services. This month Tom discusses the dangers of Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS), which is a substance responsible for around 600 deaths a year in the UK through silicosis and lung cancer.


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November 2014

- Geological Section Automation - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Gary Logan, Director of Sales at Bentley Systems, a global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. This month Gary discusses the use of gINT during geological section automation.


- Underground Utility Detection Standardisation - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Piers Edgell, Senior Account Manager of Landmark® Information Group, a leading provider of land, property and environmental risk data and digital mapping. Piers looks at the introduction of the new PAS 128 specification that has been introduced to standardise underground utility detection, verification and location and looks at what it means to the industry.


- Driven Precast Concrete Piles - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Bob Handley, an Engineer in the Piling Division of Per Aarsleff (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of Per Aarsleff A/S, one of Denmark's leading civil engineering contractors. In this article Bob reveals more about precast piles which were previously discussed in Issue 29 of theGeotechnica, back in April of this year.


- Pre-Drilling in Tunnel Works - Our fourth article this month comes from one of our regular contributors in DAT instruments, an Italian company that specialises in the design and production of advanced foundation instruments and software. In this article DAT instruments provide details on pre-drilling in tunnelling works and what equipment is out there to make the process easier.


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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 Diogo Teles of GDS Instruments writing the first in a series of articles for us. This month's offering sees Diogo discuss the automation of oedometer testing and determination of the end of primary consolidation.


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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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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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June 2014

- Maccaferri Debris Flow Barriers protect Scotland's A83, Rest and be Thankful Pass - Writing on behalf of geotechnical specialists Maccaferri is Jeff Laverack of Holmes Media. This month Jeff writes to theGeotechnica as Maccaferri complete their debris flow barriers that have been installed to protect Scotland's A83, Rest and Be Thankful Pass.


- Preserving Britain's Seasides: Piling on Worthing Pier - Following on from last month's feature on precast piles, we have another article from Chris Primett, Managing Director of Aarsleff.In this month's article, Chris carries out a case study on Aarsleff's work at Worthing Pier, as they use their vast experience in the marine environment to help preserve the British coastline.


- Meridian Drilling completes landmark Allana Potash Project - Writing for theGeotechnica this month on behalf of Meridian Drilling is Claire Savage of Accord PR. In this article Claire presents a case study of Meridian's recent landmark Allana Potash Project in Ethiopia.


- The use of drilling diagraphy systems in tunnelling works - Writing for theGeotechnica for the second time is Amedeo Valoroso, CEO of DAT instruments, an Italian company that specialises in the design and production of advanced foundation instruments and software. In this article Amedeo carries out a case study on the use of drilling diagraphy systems in tunnelling works.


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May 2014

- Maccaferri Debris Flow Barriers protect Scotland's A83, Rest and be Thankful Pass - Writing on behalf of geotechnical specialists Maccaferri is Jeff Laverack of Holmes Media. This month Jeff writes to theGeotechnica as Maccaferri complete their debris flow barriers that have been installed to protect Scotland's A83, Rest and Be Thankful Pass.


- Preserving Britain's Seasides: Piling on Worthing Pier - Following on from last month's feature on precast piles, we have another article from Chris Primett, Managing Director of Aarsleff.In this month's article, Chris carries out a case study on Aarsleff's work at Worthing Pier, as they use their vast experience in the marine environment to help preserve the British coastline.


- Meridian Drilling completes landmark Allana Potash Project - Writing for theGeotechnica this month on behalf of Meridian Drilling is Claire Savage of Accord PR. In this article Claire presents a case study of Meridian's recent landmark Allana Potash Project in Ethiopia.


- The use of drilling diagraphy systems in tunnelling works - Writing for theGeotechnica for the second time is Amedeo Valoroso, CEO of DAT instruments, an Italian company that specialises in the design and production of advanced foundation instruments and software. In this article Amedeo carries out a case study on the use of drilling diagraphy systems in tunnelling works.


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April 2014

- Precast Piles - A Clean, Green and Sustainable Choice? - Precast piles are a relatively new introduction to the construction sector, and something that not too many in the geotechnical industry are aware of. In his first article for theGeotechnica, Chris Primett, Managing Director of Aarsleff, explains why precast piles could be a cleaner, greener and more sustainable choice for the future.


- There could not be a better time! - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Pete Reading, Part-Time Lecturer at Brunel University and Consultant for Equipe Training Ltd. This month Pete looks at the current state of the geotechnical industry and whether we are prepared for the high influx of work coming our way in the near future.


- Lugeon Testing along the Zambesi River - Writing for theGeotechnica for the first time is Amedeo Valoroso, CEO of DAT Instruments, an Italian company that specialises in the design and production of advanced foundation instruments and software. In this article Amedeo carries out a case study on Lugeon tests carried out along the Zambesi River.


- The Benefits of Automated Shear Testing - Writing for theGeotechnica for the second time is VJ Tech's Qusai Al-Qudah. In his latest article Qusai continues the series on automating lab testing, this month focussing on the benefits of automated shear testing.


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March 2014

- Maccaferri water attenuation lagoons reduce flood risk at new energy from waste plant - Writing on behalf of geotechnical specialists Maccaferri is Jeff Laverack of Holmes Media. This month Jeff writes to theGeotechnica as Maccaferri complete their network of high capacity rainwater run-off lagoons at Lincolnshire's new state-of-the-art Energy from Waste recycling plant.


- How should we name our samples? - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Dr Roger Chandler, Managing Director of Geotechnical Technology Specialists, Keynetix Ltd. This month Roger discusses the issue of sample naming.


- Competent Drillers – The evolution of the Qualified Operator - Returning to write for theGeotechnica again this month is the Equipe Group's Managing Director, Julian Lovell. This month Julian discusses competency in land drilling, and what qualifies someone to be considered 'competent'.


- PanGeo: Roma (Italy) Case Study - Writing for theGeotechnica this month on behalf of the European Federation of Geologists is Professor David Norbury, Director of David Norbury Ltd. This month, Professor Norbury continues his series of articles on PanGeo, a free geohazard information service for Europe that is achieved through the generation of validated geohazard data layers.


- The Benefits of Automating Triaxial Testing - Writing for theGeotechnica for the first time this month is VJ Tech's Qusai Al-Qudah. In his debut article Qusai discusses the benefits of automating triaxial testing.


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February 2014

- Review of Perfluorinated Compounds including PFOS and PFOA - Returning to write for theGeotechnica this month is one of our highly valued environmental and laboratory experts Geraint Williams of ALcontrol Laboratories. This month Geraint turns his attention to perfluorinated compounds including PFOS and PFOA.


- The answer to erroneous readings from landfill Gas Analysers? - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Willie Whitesmith of Gas Data Ltd. Gas Data Ltd design and produce portable and fixed gas analysis instrumentation. Here Willie introduces the new GFM 436


- PanGeo: A free Geohazard Information Service for Europe - Writing for theGeotechnica this month on behalf of the European Federation of Geologists is Professor David Norbury, Director of David Norbury Ltd. This month, Professor Norbury introduces PanGeo, a free geohazard information service for Europe that is achieved through the generation of validated geohazard data layers.


- The Benefits of Automating Consolidation Testing - Writing for theGeotechnica for the first time this month is VJ Tech's Adrian Rose. In his debut article Adrian discusses the benefits of automatic consolidation testing.


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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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October 2013

- KeyLogbook v2: Welcoming Engineers to the 21st Century - Version 2 of the software has many improvements and developments from the original release, in this month's issue of theGeotechnica KeyLogbook's product innovator, and Operations Director at the Equipe Group, Keith Spires explains how the new release of KeyLogbook has developed.


- Terrafirma Project: Terrain Motion Detection Services - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is Professor David Norbury of David Norbury Limited and the European Federation of Geologists. Here he discusses terrain motion detection services.


- Priority Substances: An Update on Recent Changes - Writing for theGeotechnica this month is highly valued and regular contributor Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services. This month, Hazel gives readers an update on priority substances and pollutants, and what has recently changed.


- Geotechnica ME 2013: Managing Geotechnical Risk - Writing for theGeotechnica once more is Managing Director of the Equipe Group, Julian Lovell. This month Julian proves readers with details of Geotechnica ME 2013, as well as outlining exactly what geotechnical challenges face Qatar and other Gulf States as the region continues to expand.


- Feature: LANDPAC's Zone Load Test - In this month's issue of theGeotechnica, we have a spotlight feature on LANDPAC's Zone Load Test, detailing exactly what the test involves and what the test can produce in the way of retrievable data.


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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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August 2013


- Reinforced-Soil Contract Success - Writing on behalf of geotechnical specialists Maccaferri once again is Jeff Laverack of Holmes Media. This month Jeff writes to theGeotechnica as Maccaferri reveal the success of their reinforced-soil contract, whilst also detailing exactly what a reinforced-soil wall structure can offer you.


- Geotechnica 2013 - The Event Review - An in-depth review of this year's Largest UK Based Geotechnical Trade Show and Exhibition - includes attendance details and information on where to find all of the facts and figures from 2013's show.


- Eurocode 7 in Geotechnical Investigation: The Discussion - On the 11th July a discussion session was held at Geotechnica 2013, the UK's Largest Geotechnical Trade Show and Exhibition. The debate posed the question of whether Eurocodes were being widely used for geotechnical projects at all levels in the UK. Full details are contained within this article.


- Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons - Writing for theGeotechnica once more is highly valued contributor Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services. This month, Hazel discusses why polyaromatic hydrocarbons are so valuable.


- Controlled Fineness - 'Ultra-Fine' Cements - Writing for theGeotechnica for the first time is Bill Price, National Commercial Technical Manager of Lafarge Tarmac Cement & Lime. In this month's article, Bill gives readers a highly insightful introduction to Ultrafine cements.


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June 2013


- Gabions Go Green - Writing on behalf of geotechnical specialists Maccaferri is Jeff Laverack of Holmes Media. This month Jeff writes to theGeotechnica as Maccaferri unveil their latest innovation - an environmentally friendly polymer coating system to compliment their well-established gabion walls.


- Particle Size Distribution Testing - Writing for theGeotechnica once again is Peter Reading, Technical Director of the Equipe Group. This month Pete discusses the use of particle size distribution testing and asks how accurate the test can really hope to be. Peter also provides advice on the correct methods of achieving samples suitable to be used in the distribution test.


- Geotechnica 2013 - Will you be there? - The latest press release and update from the Equipe Group on Geotechnica 2013, the UK's Largest Geotechnical Trade Show and Exhibition. This year's event will take place on the 10th and 11th of July at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.


- Contaminant of the Month: Phenol - Writing for theGeotechnica once more is Geraint Williams of Alcontrol Laboratories. This month, Geraint discusses the properties, uses, toxicity and analysis of Phenol.


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May 2013


- Marchetti DMT's Seismic Dilatometer - An of the overview of the presentation given by Dr Sara Amoroso of Marchetti DMT on the Dilatometer, delivered on an Equipe Training Technical Seminar in February 2013. Sara's highly acclaimed PhD thesis looked at the use and interpretation of the seismic dilatometer to obtain geotechnical parameters.


- Design Engineering in Mind: Getting to Grips with Geogrids - Although commonly used across a wide variety of civil and structural engineering applications, engineers are often surprised to realise the full potential geogrids can bring to a project. Here, Colin Thompson, National Key Account Manager at Tensar International, a global leader in ground stabilisation and soil reinforcement, guides readers of theGeotechnica through recent advancements in geogrid technology and the key benefits for engineers.


- Update on European Standards - The latest press release and update on European Standards given to theGeotechnica by one of the country's leading Eurocode experts, Dr David Norbury of David Norbury Ltd.


- KeyLogbook Triumphs @ 2013's GE Awards - This year saw an excellent group of thoroughly deserved winners, which theGeotechnica is delighted to reveal, included Equipe Geosolutions in partnership with Soil Engineering Geoservices.


- Contaminant of the Month: Selenium - Writing for theGeotechnica once more is Geraint Williams of Alcontrol Laboratories. This month, Geraint discusses the properties, uses, toxicity and analysis of Selenium.


- Geotechnical Laboratory's Guide to AGS Data: Part 2 - Dr Roger Chandler, Managing Director of Keynetix and member of the AGS Data Management committee talks to theGeotechnica once again. This month, Roger continues his guide to AGS Data for geotechnical laboratories.


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April 2013


- The Self-Boring Pressuremeter: Part 2 - Part Two of the overview of the presentations given by Clive Dalton and Robert Whittle of Cambridge Insitu on the Self-Boring Pressuremeter, delivered on an Equipe Training Technical Seminar in February 2013.


- The First of Many - An article outlining the success of Equipe Training's first round of Pagani Penetrometer training on behalf of Pagani and their UK trading partner Rockbit uk Ltd.


- The UK Specification for Ground Investigation - Second Edition Explained - Part 2 - Writing for theGeotechnica once again are the experts at the Equipe Group - notably Managing Director Julian Lovell This month sees the second 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.


- Contaminant of the Month: Cadmium - Writing for theGeotechnica once more is Geraint Williams of Alcontrol Laboratories. This month, Geraint discusses the properties, uses, toxicity and analysis of cadmium.


- Geotechnical Laboratory's Guide to AGS Data: Part 1 - Dr Roger Chandler, Managing Director of Keynetix and member of the AGS Data Management committee talks to theGeotechnica once again. This month, Roger delivers a guide to AGS Data for geotechnical laboratories.


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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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February 2013


- Bender Element Test Analysis Software Development for Laboratories - Karl Snelling and Dr Sean Rees, Managing Director and Geotechnical Specialist at GDS Instruments discuss the test analysis software development for laboratories that has been developed to interpret the data from bender element test analysis.


- Geotechnical Knowledge Management - Dr Roger Chandler, Managing Director of Keynetix and member of the AGS Data Management committee talks to theGeotechnica once again. This month, Roger examines geotechnical knowledge management, focusing on the benefits of Keynetix HoleBASE SI technology.


- Guarding for Cable Percussion Rigs - This is the second 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 safely guarding cable percussion rigs, as well as a brief examination of PUWER and LOLER regulations.


- Wrap Up Warm, It's Cold Outside! - Writing for theGeotechnica once again is Tom Phillips of RPA Safety Services. This month Tom imparts some valuable health and safety advice for those of us working outside in cold and snowy conditions.


- What Are Normal Background Concentrations? - In this latest article from Geraint Williams, Alcontrol Laboratories' Senior Environmental Scientist, Geraint writes for theGeotechnica on the subject of new studies carried out by the BGS into normal background concentrations.


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January 2013


- Ground Hazards in the UK - Dr Jackie Skipper of the Geotechnical Consulting Group discusses the many ground hazards that face geotechnical companies in the UK and what can be done to forsee them.


- Management of Drilling Sites - This is the first 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 management of cable percussion drilling sites - focussing particularly on spacial awareness.


- Computational Limit Analysis Comes of Age - Dr Tom Pritchard is a Senior Engineer at engineering software house LimitState Ltd. Here Tom writes for theGeotechnica, describing why Computational Limit Analysis is quickly becoming an indispensable tool for geotechnical engineers.


- Contaminant of the Month: Arsenic - Writing for theGeotechnica once more is Hazel Davidson of Derwentside Environmental Testing Services. This month, Hazel discusses the properties, uses, toxicity and analysis of arsenic.


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November 2012


- Ready To Dig Deep? - Tom Phillips of RPA Safety Services reveals new HSE regulations that may have serious repercussions for your company.


- Collaboration: The key to creating solid foundations for future growth - The Equipe Group and Gulf Laboratories examine the current boom in the geotechnical market in Qatar, and how collaboration between companies in the UK and the Gulf Region may be the key to the works success.


- Eurocode - The Latest Developments - Dr John Powell and Professor David Norbury explain the latest developments for Eurocode 7.


- Geotechnica 2013 - Press Release - A press release regarding a change of venue for the UK's Largest Geotechnical Trade Show and Exhibition - Geotechnica.


- Can We Rely On Insitu Density? - Peter Reading of the Equipe Group examines methods of measuring insitu density and the new technologies available to you.


- The Benefits of Speciated Mercury Analysis in Soils - Writing on behalf of DETS, Hazel Davidson discusses the benefits of speciated mercury analysis in soils.


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October 2012


- Geotechnica ME - Press Release: A short press release from Equipe regarding the impending Trade Show and Conference in Doha, Qatar - Geotechnica ME.


- Does Safe Digging Really Exist? Pete Reading of Equipe investigates new methods of service avoidance using new technologies. This month, with help from ADP Group he examines Vacuum Excavation.


- RoGEP - 2012 Update: An update on the progress of the UK Register of Ground Engineering Professionals.


- Development Upon Unstable Land: Dr Clive Edmonds of Peter Brett Associates writes for theGeotechnica about the dangers of developing and building upon unstable land.


- Permeability Testing: Writing on behalf of GEOLABS Limited, Chris Wallace writes for theGeotechnica about laboratory permeability testing.


- Recent Changes in Soil Sampling: In this latest article Geraint Williams, Senior Environmental Scientist at Alcontrol Laboratories, advises readers of theGeotechnica of recent changes in handling, transportation and storage of soil samples.


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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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August 2012


- A review of this year's Geotechnica including the extremely successful and popular Geotechnical Conference, as well as the Evening Charity Networking Event, plus much more.


- Alcontrol's Senior Environmental Scientist Geraint Williams provides UKWIR Guidance on the Selection of Water Supply Pipes to be used in Brownfield Land.


- Emma Betts of EB Safety provides some important advice for those of us working outdoors in the glorious British summer - while it lasts anyway...


- Move over USA - Qatar is the new Land of Opportunity. With the State's geotechnical demands growing bythe day, Equipe are taking their flagship event Geotechnica to the Middle East - and they're inviting you to delve into the increasingly affluent Qatari market with them.


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