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A day in the life of an Area Manager

Name: Omar Tarek Alata Job Title: Area Manager – Greater London and South England What is your background?  My background covers the areas of civil engineering and construction both in terms of academic studies and work experience. Having graduated from my schooling as the top of my class with an American Diploma, I embarked on […]

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Construction News Award Winners

Geobear has won the Project of the Year value £2-5m at the 2021 Construction News Specialists Awards. The inspirational winners of the 2021 Construction News Specialists Awards were crowned in front of the industry on Tuesday 19 October at The Brewery in London. Celebrating its 17th year, the Construction News Specialists Awards brought together more […]

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A Day in the Life of an Area Manager

Name: David Townend   Job Title: Area Manager   What is your background? Following schooling in Huddersfield, I attended Portsmouth Polytechnic to sit a BEng Honours degree in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics. Since graduating 30 years ago, I have worked in geotechnical engineering in the varying roles of Consultant (the likes of Amey, Atkins, AECOM, […]

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A day in the life of a Senior Technician

Name: Dominic Smith Job Title: Senior Technician What is your background? ( what Schools, College did you attend?, what was your previous employment?) I left school and studied and worked in joinery for three years. I then went onto Music College, and joined a band that I was with for 17 years. We were lucky […]

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Geobear selected as Finalist for Ground Engineering Awards

Geobear is delighted to have been selected as a finalist at the 2021 Ground Engineering Awards. We have been selected following an entry relating to our work at Bristol Temple Meads railway station over the 2020 Christmas period.  Geobear was contacted to provide a solution that would improve the bearing capacity of soils below the […]

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Geobear promote David Watkins to Head of Regional Sales (North)

David has been an integral part of the Geobear team since joining in 2018. We are pleased to announce that he has been promoted to Head of Regional Sales (North)   We took some time out with David, to talk about his journey to this point.    Firstly, David congratulations on your new role with […]

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What to Look for When Buying a Home

Buying a house is one of the most important things you’ll ever do, it will also be one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, so it’s absolutely imperative that the property you go for has, for the most part, what you need. It’s also paramount that it’s structurally sound and won’t prove to be […]

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Geobear raise money for Teardrops with the introduction of Near Miss Reporting Scheme

Geobear’s values are Customer First, Professionalism, and Zero Harm.  As part of our commitment to “Zero harm” and to encourage a positive work culture around Near Miss Reporting and Health & Safety, Geobear has introduced a scheme whereby a donation will be made to charity for every Near Miss reported.  The scheme has been well […]

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Winners! Claims Service Solution of the Year (General) Geobear, Sedgwick and Legal & General

Described by the Judges as “impressive and proactive” We are delighted to announce we are winners at this year’s Insurance Times Claims Awards for Claims Service Solution of the Year – General. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we have designed a whole new process to deliver every on-site subsidence repair project. In partnership with Sedgwick and […]

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E- Commerce Boom: Is your warehouse floor sinking under the pressure?

The pandemic-driven e-commerce boom has created a huge surge in demand for warehouse space. When the UK went into lockdown, retailers were forced to shut their shops in favour of trading online. This was all in the interest of public health but this only accelerated the speed at which retailers were already adapting to the […]

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Subsidence? No problem. Get ready to buy and sell this Spring

According to historical data, Spring is the most popular time to buy and sell. The Easter break is known to be a great time for those looking to buy and sell. Buyers are particularly excited at the thought of being in their new home in time to enjoy the summer months. The break also allows […]

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Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards Finalist 2021 – Claims Service Solution of the Year (General)

The Insurance Times Claims Excellence Awards are designed to recognise and reward excellence across claims – the companies, teams and individuals who have direct contact with customers in their hour of need. Geobear in partnership with Legal & General and Sedgwick have been shortlisted for Claims Service Solution of the Year (General) Stage 2 will […]

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COVID-19 Testing

Today is World Health Day. World Health Day is celebrated annually. It marks the anniversary of the World Health Organisation (WHO) which was founded in 1948. The WHO is the leading global health authority within the United Nations. The purpose of the organization is to control health and communicable diseases across the globe. The WHO […]

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British Board of Agrément Certificate

Following an 18 month period of assessment and testing, Geobear is delighted to have secured an industry-first BBA certification for geopolymer soil treatment. The British Board of Agrément (BBA) is an independent, regulated body for the UK construction industry that helps to create accountability and mitigate risk. BBA Agrément Certificate is a mark of excellence […]

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Geobear Appoint MD for Residential Business

Geobear appoint Nigel Taylor as MD for Residential business Geobear has appointed Nigel Taylor to lead its Residential division in the UK.  The move follows a restructure of Geobear UK’s operations whereby a dedicated business has been created to focus on their residential property solutions. Geobear’s operations in the commercial property and infrastructure sectors will […]

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Rail sector growth as Steve Featherstone joins Geobear as Senior Advisor

Geobear is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Featherstone as a Senior Advisor. Steve joins Geobear from Network Rail where, as Track Programme Director, he was responsible for the safe delivery of Network Rail’s programme of track and associated rail systems works valued at some £800m per year and delivered in collaboration with supply […]

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Using Met Office Data to predict subsidence events

For decades insurers have seen occasional yearly spikes in subsidence claims. These spikes typically follow major dry weather events and have happened once or twice a decade. To help predict whether a particular year will have a high number of subsidence claims, insurers and subsidence solutions providers look at weather data – the common data […]

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Geobear donates to the Trussell Trust, London and The Hope Centre, St Helens

The Trussell Trust is a nationwide network of food banks and they provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty. They also campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK. News reports confirm that UK food banks faced record demand as the coronavirus pandemic unfolded. The economy was […]

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Lockdown Summer, the ideal time to renovate your home

In these unprecedented times, it will be a very different Summer to what we are accustomed to. In previous years most of our time is spent counting the days down until our Summer holidays. Government advice is changing all the time, but holidays abroad or in the UK will be limited due to the current […]

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Understanding Subsidence

What causes Subsidence?  Think Jelly and marbles in a jar! Cohesive soil – Clay – Think jelly – Very fine platelets: 10,000 clay particles make up the thickness of a 10p coin (2mm) and the molecular forces hold water within their structure (cohesive) Non Cohesive soil – Granular soil; Gravel and Sand – Think marbles […]

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