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The Revolution of Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP)

The Revolution of Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP)

Climate change and the prospects of renewable energy have reached the spotlight in recent times. Every industry is trying to implement more sustainable practices where possible, and the geotechnical sector is no exception. As a result of this, a couple of the...

Borehole Solutions Discusses Phase 1 Desk Studies

Borehole Solutions Discusses Phase 1 Desk Studies

There are multiple stages to any site investigation, but one of the very first is usually Phase 1 Desk Studies. These will be carried out before property transactions or prior to site development as a form of due diligence This, of course, doesn’t clarify what this...

Why Is Coastal Engineering So Important?

Why Is Coastal Engineering So Important?

Our island nation naturally has a great deal of coastline, which makes coastal engineering particularly important. According to the Ordnance Survey, the UK’s coastline racks up to a staggering 31,368km. Hard, igneous rocks make up some of our coastlines. This type of...

When Is Environmental Remediation Necessary?

When Is Environmental Remediation Necessary?

The importance of looking after the environment can’t be understated, but sometimes recycling simply isn’t enough. Occasionally, our intervention needs to be a little more drastic, often in the form of environmental remediation. This is the process of cleansing the...

What Is WAC Testing, And Why Is It Important?

What Is WAC Testing, And Why Is It Important?

WAC testing, or, Waste Acceptance Criteria testing, is used to determine whether particular organic material (most often soil) is suitable to be disposed of in landfill, per the EU’s Waste Framework Directive. In other words, you’re looking to see how certain...

Borehole – An Expert’s Guide to Soakaways

Borehole – An Expert’s Guide to Soakaways

During periods of heavy rainfall (which are extremely common within the UK), surface water develops on the ground of some properties, causing flooding. This is extremely frustrating - especially if it becomes a frequent issue that you have to deal with. If it does...

What Extras Do I Need With My Rig Hire?

What Extras Do I Need With My Rig Hire?

Choosing what rig you need for your project is only the first step in carrying out your geotechnical work. As a contractor, there are often additional extras you’ll need to hire in order to deliver your project to the highest standard possible. Unfortunately, many of...