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Supporting Charities

This winter Geobear is proud to be supporting two charities: Teardrops and Save the Children. Teardrops is a charity that helps the homeless and vulnerable in NW England. The Geobear team will offer their help this week at their hub in St Helens, Merseyside to help make someone’s Christmas a little brighter. Many staff including […]

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Lifting a train with geopolymer

As a demonstration of the incredible expansive forces of Geobear’s geopolymer material, we decided to lift something very heavy – a train. Supervised by Professor Colin Eddie, this short film highlights the process, the event and analysis behind the lift.

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Geobear Technical Paper Published

Geobear has produced a technical paper relating to the use of geo-polymer technology. The paper produced by Geobear Project Engineer, Liam Bromley and Engineering Manager, Dan Hadfield provides a detailed look at the methodology behind the use of geo-polymer and its application. The paper can be downloaded here: geotechnical-asset-management-paper

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Subsidence Report

Having been involved in the subsidence arena for almost forty years, we regularly review the state of the market. We’ve recently produced this free subsidence research report which highlights some interesting statistics and thoughts. The document outlines the current state of subsidence in the UK, particularly the factors and trends relating to the insurance market. […]

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Geobear trial Havwear Monitor to assess and manage hand arm vibration (HAVS) risk

28th April 2018  – World Day for Safety & Health at Work The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. Geobear recognise Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) could be an occupational hazard for employees. In celebration of Safety and Health at Work […]

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Geobear appoint Clif Kettle and launch new invention to tunnelling space

Geobear is pleased to announce the appointment of Clif Kettle to the Geobear team. The knowledge and experience Clif will bring, will enhance Geobear’s mission to make geopolymer injection an accepted engineering method for ground engineering to fill voids, permeate and fracture soils. Clif Kettle comes to Geobear following 29 years as Group Lead Specialist […]

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CEO Blog

Otso Lahtinen shares exciting news about Geobear I’m Otso Lahtinen, CEO of Geobear – recently rebranded from Uretek and I want to share with you some exciting information about our company that you may not be aware of. For over 30 years, we have been using the incredible properties of expansive geopolymers to permanently strengthen […]

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Mapping subsidence

Our research team has recently been working on a project to identify the patterns of subsidence in the UK with soil textures. Using information from the British Geological Survey, we’ve started to place our own data onto their soil texture maps. The initial findings highlight the links between various soil types and subsidence. The sample […]

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Geobear Celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day – Thursday 8th March 2018 Today celebrates international women’s day. This is a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Construction News recently published the article “Where are all the Women in Construction?” The article states “the industry is struggling to attract women into the sector. […]

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Geobear donates to CLIC Sargeant

Geobear recently donated £300 to CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families. The donation was made following a customer satisfaction survey request our 2017 customers. For those that completed our survey, they could opt in to a draw where we’d gift £300 to a charity of their choosing. […]

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Geobear Support St Mungo’s Homeless Charity

Geobear Support St Mungo’s Homeless Charity in Central London with their Christmas Day Lunch for Homeless People Event It is important to consider those that are less fortunate than ourselves, even more so at this time of year Geobear have chosen to make a donation to St Mungo’s homeless Charity this Christmas time. St Mungo’s […]

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Uretek is now Geobear

Globally operating ground improvement contractor Uretek has changed its name to Geobear as of 15th December.

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Geobear Supporting Hurricane Relief

Geobear have provided generators to offer support following Hurricane Maria in Dominica. Mark St Louis of Geobear UK was visiting family in Castle Bruce, Dominica when Hurricane Maria hit the Island. Hurricane Maria has been regarded as the worst natural disaster on record in Dominica. It caused catastrophic damage and a major humanitarian crisis. The […]

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New MD Joins Geobear

Geobear has appointed Richard Holmes as Managing Director of its UK operations. Richard, a degree educated and chartered engineer, joins Geobear from Keller Geotechnique, where he was Managing Director and brings with him over 30 years of geotechnical experience amassed having worked around the globe in various construction, tunnelling and mining roles. Speaking about his […]

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Ground Engineering Award

Geobear part of winning team recognised at the Ground Engineering Awards 2017 A major scheme that required significant input from Geobear won the ‘UK Project with a Geotechnical Value up to £1M’ award at this year’s event. The Provost Driver Court project led by Cowi, involved the repair of ground settlement damage at one of […]

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Video: Kentish Town City Farm Re-Levelling

Geobear were recently on hand to deliver an urgent project at Kentish Town City Farm. The floor of the community farm’s main building was sinking significantly and because the inner walls were built off the slab this was also resulting in major structural damage internally. We used our ground injection process beneath the floor in […]

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Geobear Opens New Office

Geobear has moved its northern headquarters to a new office on the outskirts of St Helens. The company’s northern office had been based in Skelmersdale for over 20 years, but following a period of strong growth Geobear has moved to new offices adjacent to the M62. The new offices will be home to its engineering […]

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Geobear Sponsors Geotechnica 2016

Geobear are proud to be supporting Geotechnica 2016, the UK’s largest geotechnical conference. The event takes place at Brunel Universtiy on 6/7 July and will reflect on the current ‘state of the industry’, look at what the industry is doing well, lessons learnt from past and ongoing projects, innovations and emerging technologies. It is an […]

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Geobear Releases Subsidence Maps for UK

Over the past two months, Geobear has been analysing data to map the hotspots for subsidence in the UK. The subsidence maps have been broken down in to regions to provide a more detailed view on reported subsidence. We continue to analyse data and are working with British geological sources to produced a layered version […]

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Geobear Present At UK Construction Week

The UK’s premier construction event takes place this autumn and Geobear will be in attendance, both exhibiting and showcasing their innovative geopolymer solutions as part of the conference programme. The event takes place on 6-8 October and spans five halls of the NEC. Some of Geobear’s brightest engineers will be attending the show to explain […]