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Article Katie Kennedy

SiLC, SQP and NQMS Update: Spring 2019

There are now 196 registered SiLCs. The current round of examinations (2019a) has 13 candidates and the previous round (2018b) had 14…

Article Katie Kennedy

Q&A with Jim Cook

  Full Name: Eur Ing Jim Cook BSc, MSc, C Eng, C Geol, FICE, FGS Job Title: Director Company: Geotechnical Services Bureau…

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BS 8485:2015+A1:2019

In response to comments from industry, the working group for BS8485 have updated and released the following which can now be ordered…

Article Katie Kennedy

AGS Safety Working Group Update

The first AGS Safety Working Group meeting of 2019 took place on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 and the Leader of the AGS…

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AGS Helplines

All Members of the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists are entitled to free chemical and contractual advice through the use of…

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Standards and Professionalism

I will try to limit this essay to Standards and Professionalism as they relate to the work undertaken, day-to-day by SiLCs and…

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PAS 128 – The Essentials

PAS 128 – what is it? Is it simply as a way standardising utility surveys or is it an attempt to minimise…

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Variability in Asbestos Analysis in Soil

Improvements in methods There have been efforts to improve the analysis for asbestos in the last ten years: Analysis methods changed significantly…

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Q&A with Marian Markham

Full Name: Marian Markham BSc (Hons) MSc CGeol FGS PIEMA Job Title: Principal Geoenvironmental Scientist Company: Jacobs Marian is a Chartered Geologist…

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AGS Photography Competition – The Results

In September 2018, the AGS launched their first photography competition to try and capture the industry’s most creative working images. A staggered 71 entries…

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Environmental Liability Insurance

Most UK contracts that AGS members enter into will require them to hold various types of insurance – usually including as a…

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Emerging Contaminants

The subject of emerging contaminants is floated on a regular basis – as being a regulatory challenge, a headache for industrial landowners,…

Article Katie Kennedy

Q&A with Katherine Jones

Full Name: Katherine Jones BSc MSc CGeol. FGS RoGEP Professional Job Title: Senior Geoenvironmental Engineer Company: Dunelm Geotechnical and Environmental Ltd After…

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The Importance of AGS Data Format

In an age when BIM, cloud computing and artificial intelligence constantly make the headlines, the AGS Data Format has become more relevant…