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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Geotechnics work on Crossrail may be drawing to a close but prospects for the industry look good across almost every sector.
Joint venture partners Bauer Spezialtiefbau and Keller Grundbau have announced that geotechnical work on rehabilitation of the Berlin State Opera building in Germany is progressing well and is expected to be completed on schedule.
Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) has said that work to remove rock debris that closed the A82 between Invermoriston and Drumnadrochit last week progressed well over the weekend and the route was reopened this morning.
Crossrail has released a new series of images to mark the breakthrough of the second tunnel boring machine (TBM) into Liverpool Street station.
Scottish transport minister Derek Mackay was on site yesterday to see the start of work by Transport Scotland’s term maintenance contractor Bear Scotland and Breedon Aggregates to replace a landslide damaged section of the A82 near Glen Goy.
Norway’s national rail authority, Jernbaneverket, has announced that it has appointed a joint venture of Acciona and Ghella to undertake the tunnelling on its largest railway contract to date.
Bournemouth Borough Council (BBC) has announced that Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG) has started work on a ground investigation to deliver information for the council’s beach management programme.
“Essential” slope stability work on the northern side of Ironbridge Gorge has started today, according to Telford and Wrekin Council.
Arup has announced that offshore geotechnical investigations for the development of the Roskilde Fjord Link in Denmark have been successfully completed.
Royal IHC has announced that it is to merge four of its business units in order to a fully integrated solution for on and offshore installation, foundation and decommissioning to customers in the oil and gas, offshore wind, and coastal and civil engineering markets.
- Crossrail death ruled as accidental
- Harbury landslide repairs to be completed ahead of schedule
- Fatigue paper secures Cooling Prize for Oxford University student
- Misconceptions 'holding back fracking progress'
- Public consultation underway for new standards
- Better guidance needed for domestic basement construction
- Highways: Island access
- Offshore wind contract awarded to Bilfinger
- Porr wins Swiss scenic railway tunnel contract
- Challenging New York Bay tunnel completed
Discovery of an additional crack in a critical section of the Boston Manor viaduct has once again placed the civil engineering and highway maintenance industry under the media spotlight. But while the main focus was initially on how quickly the repairs could be completed, civil engineers and asset owners need to consider the broader issues this has raised – should we be looking for a short-term fix or investing in long-term ...
Look around any engineering company and the proportion of male to female staff is imbalanced at every level. This surely can’t be because women are excluded from the profession but more down to the fact that, for whatever reason, engineering seems to be a more attractive career for men rather than women.