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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Ground support specialist MGF has announced that it has signed an agreement with the University of Salford to provide funding for postgraduate and undergraduate civil engineering scholarships.
Lack of flood risk impact on an embankment in Leicestershire led to its failure under loading from a freight train which subsequently derailed in December 2012, according to a report from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB).
Lack of data on the return on investments is restricting the integration of geotechnical risk management within overall project risk management and the construction industry is missing out on opportunities to minimise ground related failures.
- Tunnelling “bear” completes Austrian hydropower expansion
- GE Awards entry deadline is a month away
- Keltbray forms remediation business
- Voting starts on new European rig safety standards
- Cornwall road works target flood-induced failures
- Key Crossrail shaft completed ahead of schedule
- New taskforce to target concrete placement issues
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.