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Claire Smith

Claire Smith

As the Editor of Ground Engineering I am keen to promote innovation and professionalism in the geotechnics industry, so if you are working on anything ground breaking or unusual, please get in touch. Working on GE is enabling me to combine my two careers - I gained a BEng (hons) in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics at the University of Portsmouth and worked for Peter Brett Associates for a few years before I moved into construction journalism in 2000.

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020 3953 2818


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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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    Comment call for tunnelling safety code of practiceSubscription

    20 March, 2019

    Standards organisation BSI is calling for the industry to comment on a revision to the Code of practice for health and safety in tunnelling in the construction industry.

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    Grand Paris Express prepares to launch fourth TBMSubscription

    20 March, 2019

    Grand Paris Express project promoter Société du Grand Paris has said that an open day is to be held on 30 March to reveal its fourth tunnel boring machine (TBM).

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    Images reveal scale of Conwy rail storm damageSubscription

    20 March, 2019

    Network Rail has said that the Conwy Valley Line will be closed until further notice due to significant washout of embankments following heavy rainfall brought in by Storm Gareth at the weekend.

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    Study presents “compelling case” for Cambridge metroSubscription

    19 March, 2019

    A feasibility study of the proposed Cambridge autonomous metro has concluded that there is a “compelling case” for the scheme to go ahead.

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    Plastic piling specialist sought for Yorkshire conservation areaSubscription

    19 March, 2019

    Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched the tender process for installation of plastic piling and weirs at two Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) in South Yorkshire.

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    Hung Hom Station Dwall quality inspection restartsSubscription

    19 March, 2019

    Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation has restarted the inspection programme of diaphragm wall and floor slab construction quality at Hung Hom Station after issues with the testing procedure were recorded in January.

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    Soft ground symposium calls for papersSubscription

    19 March, 2019

    The 10th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground has announced that it is calling for abstract submissions.

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    Keller delivers foundation first in BangladeshSubscription

    19 March, 2019

    Keller India has teamed up with colleagues from Malaysia to deliver the company’s first project in Bangladesh which will create the country’s largest power plant.

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    Foundation contractor sought for German rail depotSubscription

    19 March, 2019

    German high speed rail operator DB Fernverkehr has started the search for a contractor to deliver excavations and foundations for the rebuilding of its depot in Berlin.

All by Claire Smith