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Four Questions Clients Don't Ask About Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring, But Should

Four Questions Clients Don't Ask About Geotechnical and Structural Monitoring, But Should

Having managed geotechnical and structural monitoring schemes on some of the largest construction projects in London and the surrounding areas – including the Battersea Power Station redevelopment, London Gateway Port and the Bond Street upgrade – Jeff Foggo, senior project manager at SOCOTEC Monitoring, has answered his fair share of client questions.…

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Longevity of Service in Ground Investigation

Longevity of Service in Ground Investigation

On-the-job experience as well as a clear career path can support any ground engineer in their career progression. With over 80 years of experience in ground investigation, SOCOTEC understands the importance of building on previous knowledge, learning from past experiences and maintaining performance standards through the upskilling and training of employees. People and staff are one of our greatest assets – without whom, we cannot achieve our visions and values of commitment and excellence.…

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Embracing the Digital Age

Embracing the Digital Age

As major projects such as HS2 look set to revolutionise the way in which data is collected and handled in the geotechnical sector, Philip Ball, group technical director for SOCOTEC, looks at the growth in digital development and the impact this will have on the efficiency of project delivery.…

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Closing the Skills Gap: Finding the Next Generation of Ground Engineers

Closing the Skills Gap: Finding the Next Generation of Ground Engineers

Britain is building again and the increase in large developments and landmark infrastructure projects are an undoubted boost for the British ground investigation (GI) and ground engineering (GE) industry. But the increasing workload is making the industry’s shortage of skilled field operatives even more apparent, and if the issue is not addressed urgently, it could have a serious long-term impact on the sector.…

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