Posted on 22nd July 2022
Soils Limited were out in force at this year’s combined Geotechnica and AGS – Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists Conference in Warwickshire at the start of July, with 25 of our team attending across the two days.
It’s always a great chance to catch up and get your finger on the pulse and this year was no different. The pace of change in our small industry has accelerated in recent years, with technology broadening our horizons and reaching further into every task we perform. The mood on the floor was buoyant, a promising first half of the year showing that the construction industry was standing strong despite some economic headwinds.
This year was the first time we had a stand so we thought…let’s make the most of it! We brought with us 150 bottles of our finest brew, Drillers’ Best, our anniversary beer brewed with Red Cat Brewery in Winchester. And to really make it really fun, all of the beers could be won by “spinning the wheel”.
Despite a few ‘generous’ interpretations of the rules, our supply survived until 3pm on the final day, where we handed our 150th and final to the MD of Equipe Group, and show organiser, Julian Lovell.
Cheers to next year and, to those of you who’ve still not cracked open your Drillers’ Best, we’d love to see a photo and stoke some friendly rivalry on the most (or least) glamorous locations you’re enjoying it.
The proposal involved converting the Town Hall Annexe building into block of apartments with two storey floor extension creating one, two and three-bed homes, with a total of 185 new homes
A robust intrusive ground investigation, designed to obtain geological, geotechnical and geo-environmental data.
Additional Contamination Investigation Report to define the condition of materials in select areas across the site which is being redeveloped as a new school
A new ‘Southern Link Road’ linking the A130 southbound to a new signalised junction on the A1245.
Upgrading the A47 single carriageway to a dual carriageway standard including access routes and a new bridge
The demolition of the existing derelict Public House (White Hart Inn) and the construction of eight 3-storey houses
The proposed development was to comprise the construction of a block of flats with the superstructure comprising 4 (central and north-eastern portion) and 3 (south-western portion) storeys.
Redevelopment included hard landscaping such as access roads driveways and pavements and soft landscaping such as communal garden and public open space.
The A27 - East of Lewes improvements worked involved the collection of 3500 plus geotechnical and geo-environmental samples from over 150 different locations
The project comprised the construction of six two-storey, semi-detached three-bedroom houses and the construction of a commercial CO-OP building in the northern section of the site.
Soils Limited was commissioned to undertake a ground investigation by the RNLI for a proposed new lifeboat station at RNLI Penlee, The Strand, Newlyn