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Ground Engineering Award

(July 18, 2017)

ground engineering awardsGeobear 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 Scottish Water’s foul sewer pumping stations, working with consultant Cowi our engineering team developed our ground injection solution to both re-level the building and seal off redundant pipework with groundwater extraction used to densify the ground. We worked with Cowi, main contractor Morrison, groundwater specialist W J Groundwater and RPS to carry out the work.

With the pumping station located at the end of a residential cul de sac, the groundwater control had to be designed to minimise the risk of ground movement to neighbouring properties and prevent further damage to the facility itself. The residential location also had to be central to the design of the remediation work to reduce the impact on the site’s neighbours.

Full details of the scheme can be found in the NCE article below.

Provost Driver Court: NCE

Image right: As sponsors Geobear CEO Otso Lahtinen (far left) also presented the award to Geotechnical Investigation the Year over £500k.

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