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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Cost and risk of constructing geotechnical structures could be achieved by considering the whole-life response of geotechnical infrastructure, according to University of Southampton professor of offshore geotechnical engineering Susan Gourvenec.
Keller’s South Africa-based business Frank Africa has joined forces with road safety campaign Arrive Alive as a memorial for its 18 staff who were killed in a traffic accident last year while en route to work a year ago.
Use of 3D printing is opening up new potential for physical modelling of geotechnical issues.
Academia urged to reach out to industry moreSubscription
Cambridge University professor of civil engineering and director of research and Institution of Civil Engineers president Lord Robert Mair has called for university researchers to work more closely with industry.
MGX Minerals has said that work to establish pit wall stability and assess static pressure of groundwater has been completed at its Driftwood Creek site in Vancouver, Canada.
Keller starts work on A26 sinkhole stabilisationSubscription
Kent County Council has confirmed that work has started on compaction grouting to stabilise the A26 in Maidstone following a ground collapse at the end of May.
The tunnel boring machine (TBM) that will drive Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme (AEEFAS) tunnel has been officially named ahead of its launch.
Keller has announced that its group finance director James Hind is to succeed John Rubright as divisional president of its North American business with effect from 20 August.
Ciria publishes first new rock netting guidanceSubscription
Construction standards organisation Ciria’s latest guidance document is the first industry standard for rock slope netting.
Highways England has confirmed that ground investigation work for the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet upgrade will get underway later this year.