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AGS Magazine: May 2024

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists is pleased to announce the May 2024 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;

Geotechnica 2024 – First Speakers Announced – Page 8

We Need To Talk About Groundwater – AGS Conference – Page 12

AGS Annual Conference 2024 – The Review – Page 16

NEC Option X29: A positive step to tackling climate change, but not without its risks – Page 20

NHBC’s new Performance Standard for Building on Engineered Fill – Page 24

Do geotechnical engineers truly understand sustainability? – Page 30

Standards Update: April 2024 – Page 36

Plus much, much more!

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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 Awards 2024

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We’re delighted to announce this year’s AGS Award winners!

Chosen from a select number of AGS Working Group Members, these winners were nominated by their Working Group Leaders in testament to their hard work and dedication to the AGS over the past year.

A huge well done and thank you to the following Award and commendation winners for their extraordinary work and ongoing contributions to the AGS:

Contaminated Land Working Group Award Winners

  • Andrew Tranter, Associate Technical Director at RSK
  • Darren Makin, GI Geoenvironmental Lead at Socotec

Executive Award Winner

  • Alex Dent, Associate Director at WSP

Executive Commendation

  • Alison Nicholson, Geoenvironmental Team Lead, Associate Geoenvironmental Consultant at Buro Happold

Data Management Working Group Award

  • Neil Chadwick, Director at Digital Geotechnical

Geotechnical Working Group Award

  • Katharine Barker, Associate at CampbellReith
  • Emma Cronin, Heathrow GI Senior Geotechnical Engineer at Socotec

Geotechnical Working Group Commendation

  • Paul Roberts, Regional Director, Ground Engineering, UK & Ireland Aecom

Laboratories Working Group Award

  • Will Fardon, Technical Director at Chemtech Environmental

Loss Prevention Working Group Award

  • David Hutchinson, AGS Honorary Member
  • Neil Parry, Director at Geotechnical Engineering

Safety Working Group Award

  • Liz Withington, Principal EngineeringGeologist at CC Ground Investigations
  • Madeleine Bardsley, Technical Director at WSP

Safety Working Group Commendation

  • Owen Seymour, Associate- Engineering Geologist (Geotechnical & Tunnelling) at WSP

Sustainability Working Group Award

  • Vivien Dent, Technical Specialist: Green Growth and Delivery at the Environment Agency
  • Sam Setchell, Principal Engineering Geologist at Jackson Geo Services

 

To view the montage of acceptance speeches from our winners, just click on the video below.

 

 

 

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AGS Magazine: March 2024

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists is pleased to announce the March 2024 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 2024 – Page 10
AGS Bitesize Guide: Pile design based on calculation – ground model method – Page 16
Calibration of BRE365 soakaway testing – Page 22
Sharing Ground Models using AGSi – Page 28
Site Supervision – Shouldn’t we be specific? – Page 32
Inside: SoilCloud SAS – Page 34

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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We Need to Talk About Groundwater – Sponsorship Opportunities

We Need to Talk About Groundwater – Sponsorship Opportunities
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The AGS is pleased to announce details of a full-day, CPD conference on the subject of Groundwater on Wednesday 6th November 2024 at Etc. Venues in Manchester.

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available for both Members and non-Members of the Association who wish to have a presence during the event. Please see packages below:

 

DIAMOND SPONSOR* (AGS Member Rate: £1300 / Non-Member Rate: £1820)

  • Catering sponsor with logo on menu
  • Two – three page company Q&A article in AGS magazine (over 5,700 subscribers)**
  • Full page advert in AGS Magazine (worth £400)**
  • Entry for three delegates into the event
  • A designated area to exhibit company initiatives, research and software. This exhibition space can also showcase marketing materials, literature and banners
  • Company logo on the event PowerPoint presentation holding slide
  • Company logo and overview on the event programme
  • Company overview on the AGS website
  • Company logo to feature on promotion emails
  • Three announcements of your company’s involvement on the AGS X page (over 3,682 followers)
  • Three announcements of your company’s involvement on the AGS’ LinkedIn page (over 8,256 followers)
  • Company mention in pre and post-event articles in AGS Magazine
    *one package available
    **terms and conditions apply

EMERALD SPONSOR (AGS Member Rate: £1050/ Non-Member Rate: £1470)

  • Entry for three delegates into the event
  • A designated area to exhibit company initiatives, research and software. This exhibition space can also showcase marketing materials, literature and banners
  • Full page advert in AGS Magazine (worth £400, over 5,700 subscribers)**
  • Company logo on the event PowerPoint presentation holding slide
  • Company logo and overview on the event programme
  • Company overview on the AGS website
  • Company logo to feature on promotion emails
  • Two announcements of your company’s involvement on the AGS X page (over 3,682 followers)
  • Two announcements of your company’s involvement on the AGS’ LinkedIn page (over 8,256 followers)
  • Company mention in pre and post-event articles in AGS Magazine
    *Limited packages available

GOLD SPONSOR (AGS Member Rate: £850 / Non-Member Rate: £1190)

  • Entry for two delegates into the event
  • A designated area to exhibit company initiatives, research and software. This exhibition space can also showcase marketing materials, literature and banners
  • Company logo on the event PowerPoint presentation holding slide
  • Company logo and overview on the event programme
  • Company overview on the AGS website
  • 1/4 page advert in AGS magazine (worth £160, over 5,700 subscribers)
  • Company logo to feature on promotion emails
  • Two announcements of your company’s involvement on the AGS X page (over 3,682 followers)
  • Two announcements of your company’s involvement on the AGS’ LinkedIn page (over 8,256 followers)
  • Company mention in pre and post-event articles in AGS Magazine
    *Limited packages available

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR (AGS Member Rate: £500 Non-Member Rate: £700)

  • Entry for one delegate into the event
  • Company directory in AGS magazine (worth £50, over 5,700 subscribers)
  • Company logo on event PowerPoint Presentation holding slide
  • Company logo on the event programme
  • Company overview on the AGS website
  • Company logo to feature on promotion emails
  • Announcement of your company’s involvement on the AGS X page (over 3,682 followers)
  • Announcement of your company’s involvement on the AGS’ LinkedIn page (over 8,256 followers)
  • Company mention in pre and post-event articles in AGS Magazine

 

If you’d like to confirm your support, please contact Caroline Kratz or Angharad Lambourne-Wade on ags@ags.org.uk before Friday 4th October. Please note that packages are limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis.

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AGS Magazine: January 2024

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists is pleased to announce the January 2024 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;
UK’s premier geotechnical conference returns in 2024 – Page 6
New version of AGS Piling released – Page 9
AGS Annual Conference 2024 – Page 12
Geotechnical unit, Ground models and Geotechnical Design Models– what are these, what do they cover and who is responsible? – Page 19
Calibration of Whatman Grade 42 filter paper for soil suction measurements – Page 22
AGS Guide to Welfare: A step in the right direction – Page 28
Inside: Igne Group – Page 34

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.

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New version of AGS Piling released

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A new draft of AGS Piling has been released for industry comment.

AGS Piling is a data transfer format for piling data which includes design schedule information, the construction record, as built information and pile test data. It is being developed by the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (AGS) in collaboration with the Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS), with support from the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI).

The latest draft (version 0.4.0) is based on industry feedback received as part of a recent HS2 innovation project. In addition, it also trials a new approach to both the schema design and the file format itself. This is in response to the experience gained with AGSi, the relatively new transfer format for ground models and interpretative data. The documentation for the previous version of AGS Piling remains available to facilitate comparison between the different approaches.

Documentation for the both the new and previous versions is available on the AGS website.

A working group has been formed to continue the development of AGS Piling towards a formal release. This operates as a specialist subgroup of the AGS Data Management Working Group but includes representatives from the FPS and piling specialists.

The working group is keen to receive feedback on the draft, or any thoughts on the general concept of AGS Piling. Information how to get in touch is given on the AGS website.

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AGS Magazine: November 2023

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists is pleased to announce the November 2023 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 Photography Competition 2023 – The Results – Page 6
AGS Annual Conference Details – Page 8
Some insights into the geotechnical implications of pyrite and its consideration and management – Page 16
Unconscious bias in recruitment – Page 24
Assessing the possible Sustainability Benefits of using Instruments and monitoring on site – Page 26
Inside: HUESKER – Page 30

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: September 2023

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists is pleased to announce the September 2023 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;

Use of chemical preservation – the importance of quality in sampling and analysis – Page 16
Surface Emission Surveys – Page 21
Mitigating the risk of asbestos when using vacuum excavators in made ground – Page 24
Inside: Geosense – Page 28
Q&A: Bradley Falcus – Page 32

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 Data Format – new Static Cone Penetration and Pressuremeter Test Beta

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New AGS Data Format groups and headings for Static Cone Penetration and Pressuremeter Testing have been released.

The proposed replacement CPT and Pressuremeter Testing groups, headings and notes should be considered a Beta version or “draft for discussion”, they can be found here.

We encourage trialling these groups by supplying them in addition to the pre-existing Static Cone Penetration/Dissipation (SCPG/SCPG/SCPT/SCDG/SCDT groups) and Pressuremeter tests (PMTG/PMTD/PMTL). However, please note, these groups should not be included in any specification at this stage.

Jackie Bland, Working Party Chair

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AGS Magazine: July 2023

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists is pleased to announce the July 2023 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;

Geotechnica 2023: Conference Lineup Confirmed – Page 8

AGS Ground Risk Conference: Are you Managing Risks or Taking Risks? – Page 10

Assessment and Mitigation of Turbidity Risks from Piling – Page 18

A comprehensive comparison of field-based analytical technologies for both qualitative and quantitative determination of petroleum hydrocarbons in soils – Page 26

Findings of SiLC DoWCoP industry survey: Regulatory challenges for regeneration of historical landfills and reuse of stockpiles and mineral waste – Page 32

Guidance on the opening of core and dynamic sampler liner – 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: May 2023

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists is pleased to announce the May 2023 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 2023 Review – Page 10

AGS Ground Risk Conference: Are you Managing Risks or Taking Risks? – Page 12

Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Industry Accident Statistics 2022 – Page 18

Cyber Insurance – Page 26

Standards Update: March 2023 – 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: March 2023

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The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists is pleased to announce the March 2023 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 2023 – Page 8
A refresher on clean cover systems – Page 12
Net Zero – The Use of Timber Piles – Page 16
Coal Tar: Analysis and Detection – Page 20
COP27 and a ‘Way Forward’ – Page 24
Inside: Jacobs – with Solenn Le Pense, Senior Geo-digital Engineer at Jacobs – 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.