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BIM

Lessons in BIM

Ground Engineering October 2014

A project to remodel Junction 19 of the M1 in Leicestershire is the latest proving ground for Cementation Skanska’s Building Information Modelling (BIM) approach to geotechnics.

Boston flooding

Ground investigation: Turning the tide

Ground Engineering October 2014

Gone largely unnoticed by the mainstream media, Boston in Lincolnshire has a serious flood problem. Work to tackle it, by way of a flood barrier, looks set to finally begin.

Wind farm

Learning experience: Ground conditions for offshore wind farms

Ground Engineering September 2014

The publication of new guidelines on site investigations for offshore renewables in July has highlighted the need for a better understanding of seabed ground conditions for offshore wind farm projects.

GE round table

Round table: Taking control

Ground Engineering September 2014

Implications of BIM and infrastructure investment on the efficient delivery of earthworks by machine control were among the topics discussed at GE’s first round table debate.

Retaining walls

Retaining walls: Logistics solution

Ground Engineering September 2014

Early supply chain involvement has been crucial to the successful design and construction of retaining walls for a rail embankment at one of the UK’s largest distribution centres.

Crossrail, Pudding Mill Lane

Phased delivery: Major piling work for Crossrail’s Pudding Mill Lane project

Ground Engineering August 2014

While many Crossrail projects are moving away from the ground engineering phase, there is still a major piling contract to be delivered at Pudding Mill Lane.

BBGE is working to install groups of up to 20 minipiles at each V-column location

Roof reload: London’s Olympic stadium

Ground Engineering July 2014

Construction of a new roof as part of the transformation work London’s Olympic stadium has called for some major ground engineering work.

The diaphragm wall and tie-back piles will also be used to support the dock crane

Industrial demand: Morocco’s Port of Jorf Lasfar

Ground Engineering July 2014

Redevelopment of a major Moroccan port has called for some complex analysis of the diaphragm wall and pile designs.

Rail passengers in Kent no longer need to pack a red flannel petticoat after the cutting that may have inspired The Railway Children story has been stabilised.

Removing the risk: Polhill Cutting near Halstead

Ground Engineering July 2014

Rail passengers in Kent no longer need to pack a red flannel petticoat after the cutting that may have inspired The Railway Children story has been stabilised.

“The FPS believes BIM is more than a 3D model – that is just a small proportion of what BIM can deliver”

Going for gold: Federation of Piling Specialists chairman Martin Blower

Ground Engineering July 2014

New Federation of Piling Specialists chairman Martin Blower says that the organisation is determined to look to the future as it celebrates its 50th anniversary rather than become nostalgic.

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Ground Engineering is the leading magazine for the UK geotechnics industry providing information on new and practical aspects of geotechnics, engineering geology and geo-environmental engineering.

To keep up to date on the latest stories, follow the magazine on twitter @GE_magazine

Editor Claire Smith is a geotechnical engineer with 14 years' experience as a construction journalist. To get in contact, please email claire.smith@emap.com or call 020 3033 2818 and follow her on Twitter @ClaireS_GE

GE reporter Laura King will be working on developing GE’s online news coverage ahead of the launch of the magazine’s new website later this year. To get in contact, please email laura.king@emap.com or call 020 3033 2801 and follow her on Twitter @LauraGEmag

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