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August 2021 – Cone Penetration Testing Update

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A busy second quarter at GES has seen us complete over a dozen projects ranging from routine field testing to inform major UK consultants to bespoke investigations with substantive follow-on design involvement covering the fields of ground improvement & soil mixing, slope stability and traditional bearing capacity assessment. Again, the ability to collect high-quality geotechnical […]

April 2021 – Cone Penetration Testing Update

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The first quarter has been incredibly busy at GES for CPT testing. We’ve been working continuously on a series of CPT-consulting operations ranging from a detailed plot-by-plot foundation zoning plan for one of Britain’s biggest housebuilders to verification of deep soil mixing work (which we hope to write up in a technical paper) and culminating […]

Scottish Construction Now coverage

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Whitburn-based GE Solutions Consulting Ltd (GES) has invested in a state-of-the-art Geomil Panther testing rig to offer cone penetration testing services to the UK & Ireland markets. GES worked with manufacturer Geomil Equipment B.V. to design its bespoke CPT testing rig equipped with the latest & best piezocone technology, sampling apparatus and an innovative plate load testing facility all wrapped […]

Cone Penetration Testing Service Launch

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It was a long process and a big risk to take in 2020 but we’ve done it! Our new cone penetration testing rig has been just commissioned and is off to its first commercial project next week. We worked with Geomil Equipment B.V. to design our bespoke new CPT testing rig, equipped with the latest […]

Superpile ’20 – A new kind of conference experience

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We attended SuperPIle ’20 virtually this year. Congratulations to the DFI for persevering and making a good show in difficult circumstances. Some terrific talks. We’d point in particular to Steve Saye for an outstanding talk on the topic of Pipe Piles in Plastic Soils: Effect of installation Activities on Side Resistance. Pleasure to attend virtually […]

DM2020 Cancelled

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Really disappointed that the Deep Foundations Institute’s DM2020 was postponed. Strange times indeed. However, we look forward to seeing everybody in Gdansk next July to present our paper “Some insights into wet soil mixed properties from a database developed through routine project work”. The paper summarises a collection of data we’ve gathered in the last […]

Project Profile – N21 Culvert Crossing, Limerick

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Working to develop the Technical Approval Report on behalf of NRS Group in Ireland, we designed a system of temporary works in order to facilitate a crossing. Click for further details

Project Profile – Bothwellbank, Glasgow

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Working with specialist geotechnical contractor Ground Developments Ltd (GDL) and on behalf of Miller Homes, we undertook the design, supervision & verification of a series of geotechnical components that enabled a site that had been deemed undevelopable by others. Click for further details

Displacement augur piling in Glasgow

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Displacement augur piling in Glasgow designed by GES. Less than 1.2mm residual settlement at static load up to 1.5DVL.

Temporary slope stability analytics for regeneration in Glasgow

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Temporary slope stability analytics undertaken for a remediation site in Glasgow. Variable matrix of granular and cohesive anthropocene deposits infilled an historic railway cutting in the north of the city.

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