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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


  • Cementation Skanska

    Morrisroe’s acquisition of Cementation cast into cost doubtSubscription

    15 January, 2019

    Concrete frame specialist Morrisroe was tipped to take over Skanska’s ground engineering division Cementation early this year but industry insiders have said that the firm has pulled out of the deal.

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    Bauer completes Indonesian airport geotech schemeSubscription

    15 January, 2019

    Bauer has announced that it has successfully completed ground improvement work for a new taxiway at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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    BGS appoints new Lyell Centre directorSubscription

    15 January, 2019

    The British Geological Survey (BGS) has announced that it has appointed Tracy Shimmield as director of the Lyell Centre, which combines expertise from the BGS and Heriot-Wat University in land and marine conservation, geology and geoscience.

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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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    First West Gate Tunnel TBM arrives in MelbourneVideoSubscription

    15 January, 2019

    Work on the West Gate Tunnel in Melbourne in Australia has reached a major milestone with delivery of the first of two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) for the project.

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    RSK recruitment adds rail focusSubscription

    14 January, 2019

    RSK Group has announced the appointment of Adrian Calder as its business development director for the rail sector.

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    French energy network tenders £14.8M geotech workSubscription

    14 January, 2019

    French electrical network manager Enedis has started the tender process to find partners to deliver more than €16.5M (£14.8M) of geotechnical work over the next five years.

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    Skanska secures Norwegian tunnel dealSubscription

    14 January, 2019

    Skanska Norway has announced that it has signed a contract with the Norwegian public road authority Staten Vegvesen to build a new tunnel on the E69 in the Finnmark region.

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    Tunnelling contracts up for grabs on Lisbon metroSubscription

    14 January, 2019

    The City of Lisbon in Portugal has published tender documents for the design and construction on extensions to its green and yellow line metro systems.

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    Monitoring opportunity on Slovenia border tunnel schemeSubscription

    11 January, 2019

    Slovenian roads authority Družba za avtoceste v Republiki Sloveniji is seeking a partner to undertake geological and geotechnical monitoring on the new eastern bore of the Karavanke motorway tunnel between Austria and Slovenia.

All by Claire Smith