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AGS Quality Results in Ground Investigation Seminar

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The AGS are pleased to announce their Quality Results in Ground Investigation seminar is taking place on Wednesday 14th October 2015 at Hamilton House, London. This full day conference is aimed at clients and consultants and focuses on what laboratories can provide, as well as the importance of sampling.

Open to both Members and Non-Members of the AGS, the conference will see a series of industry experts present on a number of specialist topics including:

  • Ensuring Quality of Testing in the Geotechnical Laboratory – Proficiency Testing and what goes Wrong – John Powell (Technical Director, Geolabs)
  • Quality laboratory data – are consultants bovvered? – Hugh Mallett (Technical Director, BuroHappold)
  • The replacement of BS1377 has begun – Roger Brown, (Associate Director, Laboratories – Fugro)
  • Sample Extraction – Matthew Baldwin, (Technical Director – Soil Engineering)
  • Sampling Standards – Chris Swainson, (Principle Engineer, Geotechnics)
  • Double Standards: Accreditation and Transition to New Standards – Graeme Thomas, (Assessment Manager UKAS)
  • Good Result/Bad Result – Chris Wallace, (Technical Manager, Geolabs)

Tickets are priced at £50 for AGS Members or £85 to non AGS Members. All Prices excluded VAT.

Quality Results in Site Ground Investigation Seminar is sponsored by;

DETS offer a wide range of quality accredited analytical testing services for the environmental, construction, waste, fuel and engineering industries. Our range of testing services cover the analysis of Land, Groundwater, Effluents, Waste & Gases, Fuels & Biomass, and Asbestos using a modern, well equipped laboratory, with highly skilled staff.

Multidisciplinary organic and inorganic testing services. Offering the UK’s most comprehensive laboratory testing analytical service for Soil and Water contaminants. Tailored TurnAround. UKAS and MCERTS accreditations guarantee our commitment to quality. In-house courier service and complimentary sample collection equipment. Waste classification expertise.

Geotechnical Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering Limited was incorporated in 1961 to provide ground investigation services. We remain the largest privately owned ground investigation contractor in the UK providing quality data to the construction industry. We employ approximately 160 salaried staff. This includes NVQ qualified drillers, site technicians, surveyors, laboratory technicians, engineers and consultants.

Keynetix KeyLAB software is the leading laboratory management system built specifically for geotechnical and construction laboratories. It will improve your laboratory’s efficiency at every stage of the testing process from sample and storeroom management, through to electronic scheduling, testing and reporting. Clever integration with Microsoft Excel® allows you to easily customise worksheets and reports whilst staying in complete control of your laboratory data.

Geolabs Limited are a wholly independent testing-only company whose staff have a combined total of 350+ years of soils testing experience, from classification testing through to advanced triaxial and direct simple shear. They are accredited by UKAS for a wide range of tests including: effective stress, shearboxes, consolidation, permeability etc.

Equipe Group
Incorporating Equipe Training and Equipe Geosolutions, the Equipe Group are one of the leading lights in the sustained development and growth of the geotechnical and drilling sectors. Equipe Training offer industry specific Health and Safety training, along with geotechnical and drilling courses, whilst Equipe Geosolutions provide new, ground-breaking technologies such as KeyLogbook.

Structural Soils
Structural Soils Ltd, a site investigation contractor, based in Bristol, with branch offices in Castleford near Leeds, Hemel Hempstead and Glasgow and overseas. Soil samples are tested in the company’s own well-equipped UKAS-accredited soil laboratories in Bristol, Castleford and Hemel Hempstead and chemical samples in our lab in Hyde.

Concept Consultants
Concept specialises in geotechnical, geoenvironmental and structural investigations and associated laboratory testing. Formed over 18 years ago we have grown to occupy a leading role in the UK. Concept have been awarded the GE Award for Best Ground Investigation Specialist (2014) as well as the ICE London Civil Engineering Award.


For further information or to register your attendance, please email