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Ground investigation
Geotechnical consultancy
Contaminated land assessment

We are Geotechnical and Environmental Associates (GEA)

A well-established and independent specialist providing a high-quality ground investigation and geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultancy service to the property and construction industries.

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Geotechnical and Environmental Associates - the first 15 years


At the start of 2003, Tony Blair was Prime Minister and was yet to have his Iraq problem, Girls Aloud had the No 1 single, London had no congestion charge, and Geotechnical & Environmental Associates (GEA) Limited started trading.

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What makes a good Geotechnical Engineer?


As we start another year and consider recruitment options I starting wondering whether we could put in a nutshell what the qualities are that we look for, particularly in new graduates, which is where we find most of our staff.

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Description of Anthropogenic Materials


The Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) has produced new guidance for the description of made ground. The description of anthropogenic materials, made ground, or “fill” is not particularly well covered by existing standards, which leads to the lack of a common approach amongst ground engineers.

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2018: the first six months


We are often told that we are at the "frontline" of a construction project, which clearly we are, and are therefore a bellwether for the state of the construction market in general. Again, probably true to a large extent. So, I thought I would share a few thoughts on the first half of this year, the last one (probably) that we will spend as a member of the European Union.

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