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SOCOTEC Monitoring Celebrates Being a Finalist at the New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Awards

SOCOTEC Monitoring Celebrates Being a Finalist at the New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Awards

On Thursday 5 December, Sheridan Elliott – SOCOTEC Monitoring’s technical manager – presented the innovative solution devised to monitor the Barking Riverside Extension project to a panel of judges at the NCE Tunnelling Awards. As a finalist in the Instrumentation & Monitoring category, Sheridan demonstrated how SOCOTEC Monitoring’s innovative use of existing instrumentation and monitoring techniques is contributing to an improved outcome for Transport for London on the Barking Riverside Extension project.…

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Supporting Future Generations of Geotechnical Engineers

Supporting Future Generations of Geotechnical Engineers

From the roads, railways and tunnels we use to travel, to the foundations of the buildings we inhabit, geotechnical engineering is all around us. SOCOTEC Monitoring has real enthusiasm for the industry in which it operates, and encouraging future generations of geotechnical engineers by offering student placements is just one manifestation of this passion. Tom Fitzsimmons, an undergraduate at the University of Portsmouth studying BEng (Hons) engineering geology and geotechnics explains what attracted him to this field of study and talks about his first few months working as an assistant engineer at SOCOTEC Monitoring.…

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A Landslide Victory for Rankine Lecture

A Landslide Victory for Rankine Lecture

Taking place at the prestigious Imperial College London, the annual Rankine Lecture always draws noteworthy discussion and this year’s Lecture on ‘Triggering and Motion of Landslides’ was no exception. Here, Philip Ball, group technical director, describes the day’s events and its links to SOCOTEC’s geotechnical business:…

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Standards and Quality in Ground Investigation

Standards and Quality in Ground Investigation

The annual Glossop Lecture recognises Rudolph Glossop’s outstanding contribution to engineering geology in the UK. Last week’s event, a highlight of the geotechnical engineering calendar, also included the Glossop Award, in honour of Glossop (1902 – 1993). Our group technical director, Philip Ball, was present at the event and discusses how this year’s lecture was an apt tribute to the man often credited with bringing together engineering geology practitioners and academics.…

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Supporting the Geotechnical Engineers of the Future

Supporting the Geotechnical Engineers of the Future

As a responsible employer, with a true passion for the industries in which it operates, SOCOTEC has a long and proud history of supporting and encouraging new talent. Just one example of this is our recent sponsorship of the SOCOTEC, formerly ESG, Geotechnics and Geomechanics Prize at Brunel University. To give aspiring geotechnical engineers an insight into how we can help them to reach their career goals, we caught up with Pete Reading, geotechnical consultant, SOCOTEC, after he presented this year’s Prize at Brunel.…

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