Finite element analysis has almost become ubiquitous but work currently underway could mean a step change in lab testing and analysis as the potential of discrete element modelling grows
Skills: The rise of the data scientistSubscription
Rewind five years and the term digital scientist would rarely have been mentioned in the geotechnical industry. Today big data is big news and the industry is catching up.
Delivering multimillion-pound ground investigation projects takes more than just scaling up of a smaller schemes. GE takes a look at the challenges.
The industry needs more specialist technical skills to fill the gap but are UK universities offering the right MSc course content to ensure we future proof the sector?
Ground investigation: Delivering better dataSubscription
The volume of data created by ground investigation and materials testing can be huge but, when used correctly, the AGS data format can ensure the power of this information. The British Drilling Association has worked with GE to highlight some common errors that prevent this from happening.
Business: A hole new procurement approachSubscription
Heathrow is aiming to better deliver its next deep basement project by taking a fresh look at its approach to procurement.
Business: The Carillion effectSubscription
A year on from the dramatic collapse of Carillion, GE takes a look at the impact it had on the ground engineering sector and reviews industry changes in the wake of the event.
Grouting: Magnetic attractionSubscription
An innovative new method of grouting could save the industry both time and money
New design methods to incoporate stabilisation geogrids into railway trackbeds could save time and costs over the lifecycle of the asset.
Renewable energy: Powering up for the futureSubscription
Improved design has helped slash the cost of offshore wind farm foundations but further innovation and new solutions are needed as the industry ramps up to meet expected government targets.