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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.

DSM Temporary works in Humber for the Skanska-Porr-A.Hak JV

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DSM (Turbojet) temporary works installation in Humber for a major civil engineering project. The columns perform multiple functions including strength & stiffness improvement for TBM alignment as it approaches the soft eye of the reception shaft and forming a groundwater seal at the soft-eye directly. The columns are secanted to form an improved solid block […]

Temporary works progressing for NRS Group

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Temporary works progressing for NRS Group down in Barnagh, Limerick – a culvert installation. Carriageway adjacent is supported and remains live during the works @ 17,000 vehicles per day.

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