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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Highways England has said that it is working with its supply chain to review framework agreements for ground investigation “to streamline the procurement process and provide better cost control”.
Network Rail has said that work to construct a £9.5M flood defence scheme in Devon on the Exeter to Salisbury rail line has got underway this week.
Landslides at the Hidroituango project in Colombia have caused water levels impounded to rise raising fears that the embankment dam could be overtopped and fail.
Academic poster plea for BGA annual conferenceSubscription
The British Geotechnical Association is calling on all UK academic institutions offering ground engineering-related course content to take part in the academic poster exhibition at its upcoming annual conference.
Perth Airport tunnel breakthroughs achievedSubscription
Western Australia Transport Authority has announced that both tunnel boring machines (TBMs) driving the Forrestfield-Airport Link in Perth have achieved breakthrough into the Airport Central Station box.
The scale of investment in ground investigation data has been cited as one of the main factors in the successful use of geotechnical baseline reports (GBRs) on Crossrail.
Cowi and CPG Corporation have been awarded the contract for the design work on a deep sewer tunnel for Singapore’s national water agency, PUB.
Microtunnelling success for French water networkSubscription
Contractors Valetin and SMCE Réha have completed work to upgrade the drinking water network in the French town of Plobheim using pipe jacking drives to minimize the impact of the work.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has announced £4.8M funding for research into better monitoring and maintenance of long linear infrastructure.
Skelair adds new Klemm rig to its rangeSubscription
Ground engineering equipment supplier Skelair International has announced the addition of the new Klemm KR 801-3GK drilling rig to its range to meet demands for working in confined conditions.