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    Geotechnical software: Could the future be discrete?Subscription

    20 March, 2019

    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

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    Skills: The rise of the data scientistSubscription

    20 March, 2019

    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. 

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    Ground investigation: The rise of the mega projectSubscription

    20 February, 2019

    Delivering multimillion-pound ground investigation projects takes more than just scaling up of a smaller schemes. GE takes a look at the challenges.

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    MSc courses: Future proofing skills

    13 February, 2019

    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?

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    Ground investigation: Delivering better dataSubscription

    6 February, 2019

    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.

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    Business: A hole new procurement approachSubscription

    30 January, 2019

    Heathrow is aiming to better deliver its next deep basement project by taking a fresh look at its approach to procurement. 

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    Business: The Carillion effectSubscription

    15 January, 2019

    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.

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    Grouting: Magnetic attractionSubscription

    Ground Engineering December 2018

    An innovative new method of grouting could save the industry both time and money

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    Geosynthetics: Predicting the future

    17 October, 2018

    New design methods to incoporate stabilisation geogrids into railway trackbeds could save time and costs over the lifecycle of the asset.

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    Renewable energy: Powering up for the futureSubscription

    12 September, 2018

    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. 

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