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Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Builders Profile

Is Builders Profile the answer to Pre-Qualification Questionnaires? When Members of the National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC) complained about the number and…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

EN 1990 Alteration

EN 1990 Altered to Avoid UK Liability Problems The head code, EN 1990, has been changed to make sure that civil and…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Sign off Responsibility

It is common for Clients to request that their consultant obtains “sign off” of proposals for site investigation, risk assessment and in…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Apprentices – back in vogue

Equipe Training Limited has delivered its’ first courses in September from their newly established Drilling AcademyTM near Banbury, Oxfordshire.  The courses were…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Recruitment Aided!

The Ground Forum is delighted to announce that 19 ground engineering job titles have been included in the new ‘Shortage Occupations List’…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Eurocode 7 letter

Dear Editor I have been delivering lectures on EC7 parts 1 and 2 for a while now, and I remain amazed and…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Environmental Permitting regulations

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations came into force on the 6th April 2008.  They merge Waste Management Licensing (WML) and…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

A new system for migrant workers

On Friday 29 February 2008, a new immigration system was launched to ensure that only those with the right skills or the…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Defence cost in criminal prosecutions

It is probably common knowledge that fines arising from Criminal Prosecutions for Health and Safety breaches are not covered by a designer’s…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Establishing Ground Rules

Concerns over the place of Ground investigations in relation to CDM led John Banks and Mouchel Parkman to raise queries with HSE…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

New Construction Industry Scheme

On 6 April 2007 a new Construction Industry Scheme came into force. Though altered, the new CIS involves the same basic concept…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

BDA audited drilling operatives

The following is general wording suggested by BDA for all drilling operations:- Audited Land Drilling Operatives All drilling operatives (Lead Drillers and…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Age Discrimination Regulations

Members trying to come to grips with the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 can find information on the Evesheds website www.eversheds.com. (Drill down…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Reinforced Fill

BS EN 14475:2006 establishes general principles for the construction of reinforced fill. It covers engineered fills which are reinforced by the inclusion…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Equitable contribution clauses

Scenario: a homeowner decides to have an extension built at his house and employs a consultant and a contractor to carry out…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Drilling into Coal Authority’s assets

The Coal Authority was established under the Coal Industry Act 1994. All in situ coal, old mineworkings, current mineworkings and all shaft…

Article Ann-Marie Casserly

Benchmarking Survey Results

The Business Practice WG would like to thank all those who contributed to the site investigation benchmarking survey initiative. The survey ran…