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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Shieldhall tunnel | Street and narrowSubscription
With just the width of a residential street in which to deliver the start of a £100M tunnelling project in Glasgow, logistics and planning proved to be critical.
Geotechnics: Business is boomingSubscription
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.
Weekend work removes A82 rockfallSubscription
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.
Work starts on Glen Goy landslide repairsSubscription
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 awards largest ever rail tunnel contractSubscription
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 beach ground investigation startsSubscription
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.
Landslide repairs start in IronbridgeSubscription
“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.
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.