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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Ground engineering specialist Nicholson Construction and ground improvement business Menard have jointly secured a contract for work on a biodigester project in the US.
Jet grouted underpinning columns, micropiles and multi-strand soil anchors have been used by Keller to redmediate the foundations on a historic building in Australia.
Scottish Water has unveiled its plans to tackle flooding problems in Annan through use of underground storage.
Essex landslide repairs to be fast trackedSubscription
Network Rail has said that it expects to reopen the railway line between Clacton on Sea and Colchester within two days following a landslide yesterday.
Aces Jordan has said that it has successfully completed the geotechnical investigation for a 400kV overhead electricity transmission line in central and southern Jordan.
Slope issues may close Cumbria road “for months”Subscription
Ongoing slope stability issues following Storm Emma and the cold weather in early March mean that a road closure in Cumbria could remain in place for months.
Arcadis has announced that Mike Putnam has joined its supervisory board for a four year term.
RSK has announced that it has bought out Yorkshire-based preconstruction services specialist Central Alliance.
Hydrock has announced that its land remediation business QDS Contracting has been put into administration.
Major A19 projects to balance earthworksSubscription
Highways England has said that 80,000m3 of soil being excavated to form the UK’s first triple decker round about on the A19 Coast Road will be used to form embankments on another A19 scheme.