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MALA Easy Locator

16 December 2014 at 12:03

MALA Easy Locator

The technical team at Geotechnical Engineering Ltd today took delivery of a new “Mala Easy Locator” to complement their extensive range of surveying tools. 

Technical Services Manager Gary Simpson states that the MALÅ Easy Locator Pro HDR is faster, more accurate and offers higher resolution and significantly better depth of penetration than its first generation forebear. The MALÅ Easy Locator Pro HDR delivers outstanding data quality, making interpretations easier and more accurate. Together with its built-in DGPS and the MALÅ ObjectMapper software, it is the most cost effective GPR mapping solution currently available.

For further details of all our technical services capability please contact Gary Simpson on

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Achilles RISQS Accreditation

02 December 2014 at 13:36

Achilles RISQS Accreditation

In November 2014 Achilles completed Geotechnical Engineering’s annual RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) audit, formerly known as the Achilles Link Up qualification. 

RISQS is the pre-qualification scheme supporting procurement from Network Rail, London Underground/Transport for London, train operators, main infrastructure contractors and other rail products and services providers in the management of supply chain risk. The RISQS Audit is an assessment of a company’s Management Systems. RISQS provides a fair, open and transparent third party qualification process and is the preferred route for the supply chain to engage with their customers.

On completion of the audit Geotechnical Engineering achieved the maximum of 4 stars without any discrepancies, non-conformances or observations.  Achieving RISQS demonstrates the company’s commitment to maintaining a Safety Management System and safe systems of work that are specific to the risks faced when working in a railway environment.

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Winner of Geotechnica 2014 Competition!

11 July 2014 at 14:24

Visitors to the Geotechnical Engineering Limited stand at the recent Geotechnica 2014 Conference and Trade Show were invited to win a Jurassic Coast ammonite fossil by entering their business cards in to a prize draw.

From the overwhelming amount of people who left their details, we are pleased to announce that this year's winner was Nicholas Hills of Buckingham based LBH Wembley.

Winner of Geotechnica Prize 2014

Geotechnical Engineering's Commercial Manager Richard Betts visited Nick at his office to present him with his prize. Nick was delighted to receive the ammonite and steg mug, which will take pride of place on his desk.

Congratulations Nicholas!

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Geotechnica 2014

16 May 2014 at 11:47

Geotechnica 2014 Logo

Geotechnica, formed by Equipe Group, is the UK's largest geotechnical tradeshow and exhibition. Formed in 2009, the event was developed to bring together all sectors of the industry and appeals to all stakeholders. 

Taking place on Wednesday July 2nd and Thursday July 3rd at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, we will be attending and exhibiting on Stand A.

Geotechnica 2014 Floorplan

The event is designed to help promote the specialist services, products and innovations the industry has to offer. 

With the industry showing very encouraging sigs of improvement and growth, it has never been more vital to come together and improve current standards, increase knowledge and build a greater database of valuable contacts.

To register yourself at the event CLICK HERE.

Please visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on what we will be doing at the event. We look forward to seeing you there on the day. 

Tags: Geotechnica | Equipe Group | Geotechnical | Trade show | Exhibition

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Investigating Instability by Martyn Brocklesby

14 March 2014 at 15:39

Investigating Instability by Martyn Brocklesby

An article published in the March issue of GeoDrilling 

We should recognise the efforts of our project team headed by Edward Crimp (contract manager) and Emma Leivers (site agent) in co-ordinating and delivering this investigation along with…. 

Our Client: Peter Ferguson (New Forest District Council)

The Engineer: Richard Brooks (CH2M Hill)

Site staff included: Jade Moore, Declan O’Donnell, Dan Griffith, Dave Savory, Derek Mustoe, Ken Lee, Mike L, Rob Lewis and Richard D along with representatives from Terradat, European Geophysical Services and West Wight Drilling.

Tags: Martyn Brocklesby | Edward Crimp | Emma Leivers | GeoDrilling

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Jobs For Our Forces Campaign

03 December 2013 at 11:12

Military Feet on the Ground by Chris Eaton

Geotechnical Engineering Ltd of Gloucester have taken on board the recent MoD’s initiative to not only recruit from many highly trained and self motivated Ex Regular forces, but also to encourage the current staff to consider joining the ever expanding Reserve Forces to enjoy an active demanding new and exciting experience whilst at the same time developing their self confidence, and organisational skills, not to mention gaining new qualifications, useful in their civilian work lives.

Geotechnical Engineering Ltd currently employs 11 Ex Regular and current Reserve Force personnel, coming from all three services, Army, Navy and Air Force.  Like the new modern Armed Forces all Tri service personnel now combine at Geotechnical Engineering Ltd in working together providing the company with first class employees. With their well disciplined skills and great team work these members of staff are helping to expand and improve an ever increasingly busy profitable company.

Managing Director Andrew Milne, whose family has run the business for over 50 years here in Gloucester, says ‘the employment of Ex Military personnel has proven to be a positive step. Combining already well motivated and organized employees allows Geotechnical Engineering Ltd to quickly train and introduce them into a civilian working world, making the former military staff effective in a short period of time. Geotechnical Engineering Ltd also supports existing staff who have volunteered to join the Reserve Forces. This provides our staff with second to none team and specialist training, building their confidence and skill base, in doing so providing the company with added staff value.’ 

Tags: Andrew Milne | Chris Eaton | Kevin Puckett | Bill Cooper | Chris Morgan | Wayne Fitton | Danny Williams | Martin Grimwood | Military | Forces | Geotechnical

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Rough-terrain drilling - The better way by Martyn Brocklesby

25 September 2013 at 16:52

Article in the September issue of GeoDrilling International Magazine

Martyn Brocklesby one of our directors (with the assistance of Trish Jasper), explains the need to find a better way to cope with the up-hill challenges of some of our drilling projects.

Tags: Martyn Brocklesby | GeoDrilling | Drilling

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Winner of the Geotechnica 2013 Ammonite Competition

29 July 2013 at 16:53

Congratulations to our Winner

Visitors to the Geotechnical Engineering stand at the recent Geotechnica Show were given the opportunity to win a superb Jurassic coastline ammonite fossil by entering their business card into a prize draw.

The lucky winner was Mr Anthony John of Cardiff-based SKM ENVIROS who was one of several hundred people who left their details during what was a very successful and busy show for Geotechnical Engineering Ltd (GEL).


GEL's Consultant Geotechnical Engineer, Chris Eaton visited Mr John in his office to present him with the prize ammonite.

 "I am very pleased to receive such a high quality specimen ammonite from one of our valued suppliers. It will take pride of place on my shelf," says Mr John.

Tags: Chris Eaton | Award

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Geotechnical Engineering's Latest Award Success

15 May 2013 at 11:45

Geotechnical Engineering's Latest Award Success

We've been recognised at the ICE West Midlands Group awards, where we faced tough competition and succeeded not only in both the Innovation and Geotechnical categories, but also came away as overall winners.

The ceremony recognised the pioneering remediation work undertaken on Junction 7 of the M5 by GEL in conjunction with Electrokinetic Ltd, VolkerLaser Ltd, on behalf of Amey.

Read the story:

Find out more about electrokinetic slope stablisation

For more information, contact Lyndon Barton or call 01452 527743

Tags: Award | ICE

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News from Geotechnical Engineering: Neil Parry Heads Contaminated Land working Group

15 April 2013 at 16:45

Geotechnical's Neil Parry Heads Contaminated Land Working Group

The Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) has appointed contaminated land expert Neil Parry as Chairman of the Contaminated Land Working Group.

Neil has taken a very active role within the group over the past 11 years, contributing to the production of several documents, including the Guide to Environmental Sampling and Information for Purchasers or Owners of Potentially Contaminated Land. He and his colleagues have recently developed guidance on asbestos risk assessment in ground investigation and are currently acting to enable best practice guidance for the design of water supply pipeline materials in contaminated land - a particularly vexing subject for the utilities industry.

Meanwhile, representatives of the group have contributed to the new British Standard on gas monitoring, due to be published in April. They're also part of the BSI committee on the revision of BS5930, the Code of Practice for Site Investigations.

Under the former chairmanship of Seamus Lefroy Brooks and Peter Witherington, the committee has become one of the busiest and most well-attended groups in the AGS. Neil hopes to fuel that momentum, to ensure a truly balanced representation and to build on the highly credible reputation of the AGS within the construction industry.

Tags: Contaminated Land | AGS Working Groups | Neil Parry

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