John Burland, professor of civil engineering at Imperial College, London was awarded a CBE in the 2005 New Year's Honours list.Stephen Taylor of Hatch Mott MacDonald also received a CBE and Stephen Brown, professor of civil engineering at Nottingham University, was awarded an OBE.
Rodney Chartres has taken over as chairman of Ground Forum.
Paul Cheesman has joined Loadtest to help service demand for both bi-directional testing using Osterberg cell technology and automated top-down static load testing European and surrounding countries.
Ian Sims of Stats has been awarded the Geological Society's Engineering Group Award for his outstanding contribution to the society and some of its special publications.
Michael Brown has joined the University of Dundee as a lecturer in geotechnics.He was previously consortium manager to the SUBR: IM brownfield project and a member of the Groundwater Protection and Restoration Group at the University of Sheffield.