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AGS Magazine: May 2022

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists are pleased to announce the May 2022 issue of their publication; AGS Magazine. To view the magazine click here.

This free, publication focuses on geotechnics, engineering geology and geoenvironmental engineering as well as the work and achievements of the AGS.

There are a number of excellent articles in this issue including;
AGS Annual Conference @ Geotechnica 2022 – Page 4
AGS Geotechnical Data Conference – Page 9
AGS Loss Prevention Guidance Photography Competition – The Results – Page 12
AGS Webinar Updates: Brownfield Regeneration and Degree Apprenticeship in Geoscience – Page 16
Serviceability Limit State and Sustainable Shallow Foundations Design – Page 24
Driving at Work: A look at the guidelines – Page 30
BS8661 Geotextiles: Guidance for specification for basic separation and filtration functions – Page 36

Plus much, much more!

Advertising opportunities are available within future issues of the publication. To view rates and opportunities please view our media pack by clicking HERE.

If you have a news story, article, case study or event which you’d like to tell our editorial team about please email ags@ags.org.uk. Articles should act as opinion pieces and not directly advertise a company. Please note that the publication of editorial and advertising content is subject to the discretion of the editorial board.

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AGS Magazine: March 2022

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists are pleased to announce the March 2022 issue of their publication; AGS Magazine. To view the magazine click here.

This free, publication focuses on geotechnics, engineering geology and geoenvironmental engineering as well as the work and achievements of the AGS.

There are a number of excellent articles in this issue including;

AGS Annual Conference @ Geotechnica 2022 – Page 4
AGS Webinar Updates: Brownfield Regeneration and Degree Apprenticeship in Geoscience – Page 8
An Introduction to Pressuremeters – Page 14
Desert Island Geotechnical Papers – Page 20
CL:AIRE guidance on mine gas risk assessment – Page 26

Plus much, much more!

Advertising opportunities are available within future issues of the publication. To view rates and opportunities please view our media pack by clicking HERE.

If you have a news story, article, case study or event which you’d like to tell our editorial team about please email ags@ags.org.uk. Articles should act as opinion pieces and not directly advertise a company. Please note that the publication of editorial and advertising content is subject to the discretion of the editorial board.

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Sustainability in the Delivery of Brownfield Regeneration – Sponsorship Packages

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Sustainability in the Delivery of Brownfield Regeneration – Sponsorship Packages
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Sustainability in the Delivery of Brownfield Regeneration is a 2022 webinar series taking place over two dates:

  • Sustainable Remediation Solutions: 17th May
  • Sustainable Management of Soils: 26th May

Prices to attend the webinars start from £25, and the event will last approximately two hours in length.

The AGS have both Headline and Associate sponsorship packages available for these webinars, which result in double the exposure! Our packages offer an affordable way to reach a worldwide audience across the AGS Magazine, our database of over 4500 delegates, our social media channels and of course, during the webinars itself, (which will also be available for purchase on the AGS website post-event).

Our current packages for these webinars are detailed below:

HEADLINE SPONSOR
*one package available
Price: £1000 (members) or £1,300 (non-members)

  • Company website link or pop-up promotion to feature during both live webinars
  • Large logo on sponsor slide during the webinars
  • Company mention during webinar opening and closing addresses
  • Logo and overview in the event program
  • Company Q&A feature in AGS Magazine (5,440 subscribers)
  • Full page advert in AGS Magazine (worth £400)
  • Two complementary event registrations (worth up to £90)
  • Company logo and overview featured on the webinar registration pages
  • Logo featured on promotional marketing emails
  • Company logo and overview on the AGS’ Twitter page (3,208 followers)
  • Company logo and overview on the AGS’ LinkedIn page (5,730 followers)
  • Company logo featured on replay email campaigns
  • Company inclusion in a follow up article in AGS Magazine (5,440 subscribers)

 

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR
Price: £550 (members) or £850 (non-members)

  • Logo on sponsor slide during the webinars
  • Logo and overview in the event program
  • Company mention during webinar opening & closing addresses
  • Logo featured in promotional marketing emails
  • Company directory insert in AGS Magazine, worth £50 (5,440 subscribers)
  • One complementary webinar registration (worth up to £30)
  • Company logo and overview on the AGS’ Twitter page (3,208 followers)
  • Company logo and overview on the AGS’ LinkedIn page (5,730 followers)
  • Company mention in a follow up article in AGS Magazine (5,440 subscribers)
  • Company overview on the AGS website
  • Company logo featured on replay email campaigns

All prices exclude VAT.

Packages are limited, however bespoke packages can be developed with companies (subject to space) to suit all budgets.

If your company would like to sponsor both events in this brownfield series, or if you’d like any further information, please contact Caroline Kratz on ags@ags.org.uk

 

 

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AGS Magazine – January 2022

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists are pleased to announce the January 2022 issue of their publication; AGS Magazine. To view the magazine click here.

This free, publication focuses on geotechnics, engineering geology and geoenvironmental engineering as well as the work and achievements of the AGS.

There are a number of excellent articles in this issue including;

AGS Annual Conference @ Geotechnica 2022 – Page 4
AGS Photography Competition: Loss Prevention Guidance 2022 – Page 6
Managing risk within ground investigation (machinery) – Page 17
Summary of the Autumn 2019 Procurement of Ground Investigation Steering Group Survey – Page 22
Inside: GEA – Page 28

Plus much, much more!

Advertising opportunities are available within future issues of the publication. To view rates and opportunities please view our media pack by clicking HERE.

If you have a news story, article, case study or event which you’d like to tell our editorial team about please email ags@ags.org.uk. Articles should act as opinion pieces and not directly advertise a company. Please note that the publication of editorial and advertising content is subject to the discretion of the editorial board.

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AGS Magazine – October / November 2021

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists are pleased to announce the October / November 2021 issue of their publication; AGS Magazine. To view the magazine click here.

This free, publication focuses on geotechnics, engineering geology and geoenvironmental engineering as well as the work and achievements of the AGS.

There are a number of excellent articles in this issue including;

AGS Annual Conference Review – Page 4
New AGS Data Validator: Beta – Page 7
Climate Change and Land Contamination Risk Management – Page 12
What is a pragmatic and safe approach to assessing the feasibility and design of infiltration systems on a site? – Page 14
Training Paths for Ground Practitioners – Page 18

Plus much, much more!

Advertising opportunities are available within future issues of the publication. To view rates and opportunities please view our media pack by clicking HERE.

If you have a news story, article, case study or event which you’d like to tell our editorial team about please email ags@ags.org.uk. Articles should act as opinion pieces and not directly advertise a company. Please note that the publication of editorial and advertising content is subject to the discretion of the editorial board.

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New AGS Validator launched by AGS

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The Data Management committee has been busy again.  Just months after releasing AGS 4.1 we are releasing a beta version of an AGS file validator. The ‘AGS Validator BETA’ is free to download and will provide a single source for validating ‘Electronic Transfer of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Data – AGS4’ (AGS Data Format) files.

For many years the industry has used commercial AGS Data Format checking applications (checkers) that sometimes produce differing results due to the varied assumptions made by the developers.  Therefore, clients have traditionally specified AGS files must be validated by several of these checkers before the data is submitted to them, resulting in additional work for clients, contractors, and software providers.

The AGS Validator initiative, started by Asitha Senanayake from Fugro and aided by Roger Chandler from Bentley, has been running for six months and has been rigorously tested by members of the AGS committee over recent months. The committee feel it is ready to be tested in the real world and are therefore releasing it to the industry for beta testing.

The ‘AGS Validator BETA’ is a standalone software program.  There are further initiatives in the pipeline to provide capability to import AGS Data Format files into Excel and the BGS are working on an online web validator due for release at the end of the summer.

All validator Python libraries have been developed under Lesser General Public (LGPL) open-source licences and the AGS would welcome review of the code and further comment.  The project has received coding contributions from four countries to date, demonstrating the power of the collaborative, open-source working environment.

To download the beta software visit:

https://www.ags.org.uk/data-format/ags-validator/

If you have any questions, find any problems or need help with the AGS Validator BETA please complete the feedback form on the website, or if your company are a registered data format user please post your comment on the AGS Discussion Boards at www.ags.org.uk/data-format/dwqa-questions.

The AGS Validator will be in Beta until the Autumn 2021, it must not be specified in contracts until it is fully released later in the year.

Asitha Senanayake, Project Engineer at Fugro –

“I have been using AGS data in my role for several years and have found open-source software to be invaluable for this work. I started this open‑source project to supplement the functionality of the Python Pandas data analysis library to work with AGS data, and I am delighted that the AGS committee has adopted and expanded it”. 

Roger Chandler, Geotechnical Information Management Director at Bentley –

“It is a pleasure to lead this project. Bentley fully supports this venture and will be promoting the use of this AGS Validator instead of our gINT and KeyAGS checkers.  We will be integrating the AGS Validation into OpenGround in the coming months.”

Edd Lewis, Standards Lead, BGS –

“The BGS welcomes this new AGS initiative and fully embraces it to help improve the quality of the AGS Data Format files being submitted to the BGS Depository via our upcoming Web API”.

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AGS Magazine – August / September 2021

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists are pleased to announce the August / September 2021 issue of their publication; AGS Magazine. To view the magazine click here.

This free, publication focuses on geotechnics, engineering geology and geoenvironmental engineering as well as the work and achievements of the AGS.

There are a number of excellent articles in this issue including;

Thoughts from the Chair: Time – Page 8
Missing a trick? – Redeveloping Landfill Sites – Page 18
Taking soil samples for determination of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – Page 22
Q&A with Stephen Hugh Mallett – Page 26
Inside: SOCOTEC UK – Page 28

Plus much, much more!

Advertising opportunities are available within future issues of the publication. To view rates and opportunities please view our media pack by clicking HERE.

If you have a news story, article, case study or event which you’d like to tell our editorial team about please email ags@ags.org.uk. Articles should act as opinion pieces and not directly advertise a company. Please note that the publication of editorial and advertising content is subject to the discretion of the editorial board.

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AGS Magazine: June / July 2021

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists are pleased to announce the June / July 2021 issue of their publication; AGS Magazine. To view the magazine click here.

This free, publication focuses on geotechnics, engineering geology and geoenvironmental engineering as well as the work and achievements of the AGS.

There are a number of excellent articles in this issue including;

New AGS guidance published on Assessment and Control of Asbestos Risk in Soil – Page 6
AGS Yellow Book Photography Competition – The Results – Page 8
UK Specification for Ground Investigation – revision update – Page 10
Digital transformation in ground engineering – hopes and fears? – Page 14
Incorporating Drone Technology into Ground Engineering Projects – Page 18
PFAS – the greatest challenge for the site investigation and laboratory industries? – Page 23

Plus much, much more!

Advertising opportunities are available within future issues of the publication. To view rates and opportunities please view our media pack by clicking HERE.

If you have a news story, article, case study or event which you’d like to tell our editorial team about please email ags@ags.org.uk. Articles should act as opinion pieces and not directly advertise a company. Please note that the publication of editorial and advertising content is subject to the discretion of the editorial board.

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AGS Award Results 2021

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The results are in! We’re pleased to announce the winners of this years AGS Awards:

Loss Prevention

  • Rachel Griffiths (Award)
  • Russell Jones (Award)

Instrumentation and Monitoring

  • Philip Child (Award)

Safety

  • Julian Lovell (Commendation)
  • Madeleine Bardsley (Commendation)

Contaminated Land

  • Mike Smith (Commendation)

Services to the Association

  • Jim Cook (Award)

Data Management Working Group

  • Mark Bevan (Award)
  • Tony Daly (Award)
  • Romain Arnould (Award)
  • Steve Walthall (Award)
  • Jerome Chamfray (Award)
  • Ian Linton (Award)
  • Philip Child (Award)
  • David Entwisle (Award)
  • Edd Lewis (Award)
  • Len Threadgold (Award)
  • Jackie Bland (Award)
  • Simon Miles (Award)
  • Leon Warrington (Award)
  • Paul Chaplin (Award)
  • Joshua Bradley (Award)
  • David Farmer (Award)
  • Craig Brown (Award)
  • Phil Wade (Award)
  • Peter Hepton (Award)
  • Roger Chandler (Award)
  • Neil Chadwick (Award)

 

All Award and Commendation winners had been nominated by their prospective Working Group Leaders before being formally confirmed by our then AGS Officers; Julian Lovell, Sally Hudson, Neil Parry and Ken Marsh.

Congratulations once again to you all.

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AGS Magazine: April / May 2021

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists are pleased to announce the April / May 2021 issue of their publication; AGS Magazine. To view the magazine click here.

This free, publication focuses on geotechnics, engineering geology and geoenvironmental engineering as well as the work and achievements of the AGS.

There are a number of excellent articles in this issue including;

AGS Annual Conference – Sponsorship Opportunities – Page 4

AGS Webinar Replays – Page 8

Ground movements on Underpinning – A problem with data? – Page 12

Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? Does Lean help with ground investigation? – Page 16

CPD and education for early careers geopractitioners – Page 20

Expectant and New Mothers in Construction – Page 29

Plus much, much more!

Advertising opportunities are available within future issues of the publication. To view rates and opportunities please view our media pack by clicking HERE.

If you have a news story, article, case study or event which you’d like to tell our editorial team about please email ags@ags.org.uk. Articles should act as opinion pieces and not directly advertise a company. Please note that the publication of editorial and advertising content is subject to the discretion of the editorial board.

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AGS Magazine: February / March 2021

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists are pleased to announce the February / March 2021 issue of their publication; AGS Magazine. To view the magazine click here.

This free, publication focuses on geotechnics, engineering geology and geoenvironmental engineering as well as the work and achievements of the AGS.

There are a number of excellent articles in this issue including;
AGS Upcoming Webinars – Page 6
Inside: Beale & Co – Page 12
Ground Forum Mentoring Scheme – Page 18
Key considerations before winding down your company – Page 20
Q&A with Rachel Griffiths of Fugro – Page 28

Advertising opportunities are available within future issues of the publication. To view rates and opportunities please view our media pack by clicking HERE.

If you have a news story, article, case study or event which you’d like to tell our editorial team about please email ags@ags.org.uk. Articles should act as opinion pieces and not directly advertise a company. Please note that the publication of editorial and advertising content is subject to the discretion of the editorial board.

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AGS Magazine: December 2020 / January 2021

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists are pleased to announce the December 2020 / January 2021 issue of their publication; AGS Magazine. To view the magazine click here.

This free, publication focuses on geotechnics, engineering geology and geoenvironmental engineering as well as the work and achievements of the AGS.

There are a number of excellent articles in this issue including;
AGS Yellow Book Photography Competition – Page 4
AGS Upcoming Webinars – Page 8
Contamination in Ground Investigation – Page 16
Professional Indemnity Insurance Update – Page 20
Q&A with David Hutchinson, formerly of Network Rail – Page 26

Advertising opportunities are available within future issues of the publication. To view rates and opportunities please view our media pack by clicking HERE.

If you have a news story, article, case study or event which you’d like to tell our editorial team about please email ags@ags.org.uk. Articles should act as opinion pieces and not directly advertise a company. Please note that the publication of editorial and advertising content is subject to the discretion of the editorial board.