Ground Engineering 50th anniversary
Welcome to Ground Engineering 50th anniversary supplement content, which has been produced to mark the 50th anniversary of the magazine’s launch.
In the late 1960s we thought the whole matter of soil investigation, piling and creation of solid dependable foundations was actually fairly well understood. How wrong we were.
Past GE editors have played a key role in shaping the magazine, but it has also shaped their careers too. Here some of them share their memories from site visits.
Imperial College emeritus professor John Burland played a key role in the launch of GE. Claire Smith spoke to him to talk about the role the magazine has played in the sector over the last 50 years and discussed how the challenges facing the sector have changed.
The British Geotechnical Association has a host of annual awards and prizes but the names behind those accolades pay tribute to the founding fathers of ground engineering.
Finding opportunity where others see risk is keeping Keltbray ahead of the game
The foresight that originally led Dywidag-Systems International to expand the use of tensioned bars in concrete superstructures to foundations and ground support systems is still influencing business growth.
Construction of major projects like Crossrail and Tideway is hard to imagine without diaphragm wall techniques. Nadine Buddoo looks at how the method was brought to the UK.
Mott MacDonald’s combined approach to geotechnics and underground structures has advanced innovation in the cut-and-cover tunnelling market since it was first used on the Channel Tunnel works.
The future of instrumentation and monitoring is exciting but there is still a lot to learn from the past, according to Geotechnical Observations’ Andrew Ridley