Chair’s Blog (March 2022)

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Welcome to the March issue of the AGS Magazine, in which we welcome in the Spring with a varied collection of articles and updates for your perusal. In this edition we present a thorough introduction to pressuremeter testing for ground investigation by an expert in this field, and we learn about the hazards of mine gas ingress to properties together with the CL:AIRE guidance on assessing and managing this risk.

As we filter back to a degree of normality in the workplace, a benefit of lockdown for one AGS member was the opportunity to sift through key geotechnical papers to highlight some key classics, and we learn of those findings in this edition.

At the AGS Annual Conference last year many of you heard about building workplace inclusion and in this edition we highlight advice on understanding your workforce in this respect. You may also be interested in hearing about the career path of one of our Geotechnical Working Group members in our regular Q&A feature.

It is also time to start our programme of seminars and conferences and we encourage you and your colleagues to sign up for these on-line and face-to-face events. Our first free webinar is on 23rd March and focuses on the development of a UK Degree Apprenticeship in Geoscience to address the falling enrolment on university geoscience courses. I hope to ‘see’ many of you there – read on for more details. Remember that several of our on-line seminars are available as recordings via the AGS website for retrospective viewing.

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