Chair’s Blog (September 2022)

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Welcome to the September issue of the AGS Magazine. I trust you will find it as informative as always.

As ever, the AGS is committed to promoting improvements in our industry and in this magazine edition we feature two important aspects of exploratory work in the sector. We address the issue of the application of LOLER to drilling plant and we explore the benefits of Cone Penetration Testing and how to best analyse and apply the results.


Our voluntary working groups continue to address matters of environmental protection and, following the passing of the Environment Act last year, in this magazine we highlight the new SOBRA guidance on accounting for climate change effects in controlled water risk assessments, and examine those risks and opportunities affecting biodiversity when considering brownfield re-development.


You may wonder what makes our working group leaders tick – well Alex Dent, leader of the Geotechnical Working Group, shares his industry experience and insights in our Q&A session. The Geotechnical Working Group has in fact put together our next free webinar in November, which promises to provide interesting discussion on Direct Strain Pressuremeters. Read on for information on other forth-coming events and how to view webinars you may have missed in this busy world.


I hope to see you soon.

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