A big welcome to Alex Barker, who has joined the Company in the capacity of Graduate Geotechnical Engineer. His initial weeks will be spent being trained and familiarised with site investigation techniques and industry requirements.
|2||16/05/2018||UNITED UTILITIES: All Hands Meeting|
Update meeting arranged by United Utilities and involving all their nominated contractors who are currently providing investigation services on the Framework Agreement. This was effectively a closing out meeting looking at experiences within the industry since the geotechnical team at United Utilities were proactive following an accident on site and banned the use of cable percussion rigs that were not fitted with an approved whip guard modification.
Remobilisation back to the A9 Berriedale Braes Investigation area on behalf of Transport Scotland. This investigation stage is for the dialogue section of the contract which is required to assist the main contractors interested in tendering. The scope is significantly broader than our previous outing which now includes seismic and resistivity non-intrusive geophysics surveys, geological scanline logging, pavement coring, together with the same amount of drilling and trial pitting as last time. To cap it all the weather was almost perfect throughout the contract.
Successful completion of the siteworks with a little assistance from our friends, TerraDat and European Geophysics.
Successful application to the Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) and consequently we are now an approved member having recieved the governing senates approval. It is hoped that our expertise, practitioners and employees will take this opportunity to contribute to this important industry forum and work to make a difference in an industry that deserves greater recognition. Quality and fit-for-purpose site investigation services are issues that we feel extremely strongly about - please refer to our listing which can be found here.
|6||04/07/2018||BSI ACCEDITATION AUDITS (ISO 9001, 14001, 18001)
Annual assessment process to certify our ISO certification. This years assessment will be conducted over a three day period by the British Standards Institute (BSI) who will be reviewing and auditing our internal processes with respect to quality, environment and management systems, as well as how these transfer to our site work operations. The assessment was completed successfully on the Friday, 6 July 2018, with only three minor non-conformities. It is a glowing testiment with respect to all our employees that they buy-in to the process at all levels of the organisation.
|7||06/08/2018||HOLBORN ENABLING WORKS|
Commencment of a large and complex investigation for South Tyneside Council on historical dock areas and neighboring land adjoining the River Tyne in Holborn, South Shields.
A big welcome to Gary Teasdale, who has rejoined the Company in the capacity of Framework Project Development Manager after a number of years gaining additional experience with other geotechnical companies, as well as, in the process, enhancing his academic qualifications. It is great to see Gary and there is no doubt that he will contribute markedly to the Company's existing expertise on a number of levels.
|9||17/09/2018||CARRINGTON GROUND INVESTIGATION|
We are delighted to return to the Carrington Redevelopment Site on behalf of HIMOR and their appointed consultant, Arup (Manchester) for an extensive scope of investigation involving around 158 cable percussion boreholes and 50 mechanically excavated trial pits, including other associated geotechnical and geo-environmental requirements.
|10||28/09/2018||RECRUITMENT - DEPOT SUPERVISOR
We are currently looking for a Depot Supervisor to oversee the efficient running of the depot functions to the commercial advantage of the Company. As with all Company employees you must positively promote efficiency, safe working arrangements and commercially beneficial strategies and actively encourage the development of constructive long-term relationships with fellow employees, suppliers and Clients. If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding position within the Company, please see the recruitment section lower down the page.
The company welcomes Nathan Waterhouse who has joined the Company in the capacity of Graduate Geotechnical Engineer after successful completion of his MSc studies at Newcastle University. With training and some time thrown in for good measure it is hoped that Nathan will be a worthy addition to the company's ranks.
|12||25/01/2019||ACHILLES VERIFY B2 AUDIT
Really good news, our recent independent Achilles Verify B2 Audit assessment yielded exceptional results of 100% across all management systems, both in the office and on site. This is an tangible improvement on previous assessments and suggests that the Company is on-track with respect to its SHEQ systems.
|13||08/04/2019||A90 LAURENCEKIRK JUNCTION CONTRACT
Further to being notified by Transport Scotland (and soon after as featured on their Twitter feed) the Company is delighted to be awarded the A90 Laurencekirk Junction investigation in Aberdeen. It is currently expected that the intrusive works will take place at some point in May 2019.