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Ground investigation
Geotechnical consultancy
Contaminated land assessment

Investigating chlorinated solvent contamination to inform remediation design using Discrete Interval Sampling

May 18, 2022
by Mike Plimmer

In the mid-1980s, a site in the East of England suffered a significant leakage of the chlorinated solvent Perchloroethylene (PCE), causing land and groundwater pollution. Because the density of these kinds of solvents is greater than water, they tend to sink in groundwater systems, resulting in complex plume patterns which can make leakages such as these difficult to remediate.

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Support where it’s needed: providing independent piling expertise to inform foundation design

April 11, 2022
by Martin Cooper

At GEA, we are increasingly called upon to provide independent advice in respect of piling problems. Here, Martin Cooper - Technical Director at GEA - looks at some of the recent piling challenges we’ve been helping our clients to solve.

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Ground investigation of suspected contaminated land for residential development

April 6, 2022
by Alex Taylor

GEA was contracted to conduct rigorous contaminated land assessments to prove the Barlby Road site would be suitable for its proposed use and inform any potential remediation works, as well as carry out comprehensive ground investigation works to advise the design of the new buildings.

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From seminars to sites: supporting future generations of geotechnical engineers with hands-on industry placements

March 2, 2022
by Julia Markowska

Julia Markowska, an undergraduate studying BEng (Hons) Engineering Geology and Geotechnics and currently on a one-year placement at GEA, shares what attracted her to this field of study and talks about her first six months working as an assistant engineer.

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