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Structural Soils has gone the extra mile with a push on sustainability as it has switched to an environmentally friendly fuel to power its drilling rigs and plant on site. The business, which specialises in site investigation, is now using hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel in place of red diesel to reduce the environmental impact of its business operations.
What better setting than the exceptional exhibits of the Lapworth Museum of Geology to inspire the next generation of geologists and environmental scientists?
We are delighted to offer this addition to our Engineers Quick Reference Guide a guide for taking, labelling soil, rock and aggregate samples. This is a handy guide for all, especially those starting out in the ground investigation industry.
UK geotechnical and geoenvironmental investigation company, Structural Soils Ltd, was a winner at last night’s virtual Ground Engineering Awards taking home three awards. The company, part of the RSK Group, was named Contractor of the Year and Ground Investigation Specialist of the Year, and also won the Ground Investigation Project of the Year Award with Highways England and AECOM.
Stonehenge is 3 km west of Amesbury in Wiltshire, south-west England, UK. This 5000-year-old Neolithic structure is both a British cultural icon and a UNESCO World Heritage site. However, the ancient structure’s site is bisected by the A303 trunk road, the most direct route between the south-east and the west of England. English Heritage manages the prehistoric monument and the National Trust owns the surrounding land.
Eric Downey, Associate Director presenting a webinar speaks about site investigation.
Experienced Field Drilling Co-ordinator and Rotary Driller with Sonic Experience required (national roles).
Due to increasing workload, on a number of strategic infrastructure projects, Structural Soils Ltd are looking to expand our capabilities by recruitment of an experienced Field Drilling Co-ordinator and a lead Rotary/ Sonic driller. These are permanent positions within the business with immediate availability.
Congratulations to George Kavanagh and Sam Oxley, from Structural Soils, who are January’s positive intervention of the month award winners.
Structural Soils were delighted to host 3 budding geologists to undertake a week's industrial placement with us.
Structural Soils is delighted to announce the arrival of Martin Gardener, Senior Business Development Manager.
We are pleased to announce additions to our drilling fleet ……two Supacat ATMPs.
Structural Soils Ltd (an RSK Group company), one of the UK’s leading providers of integrated geotechnical and geoenvironmental site-investigations services, is pleased to announce the expansion of its fleet with the addition of its first Sonic drilling rig.
With exam results just days away, this time of year can be daunting for students. Many will follow the path to university straight from school. But this isn’t for everyone and working for a year can provide time to evaluate what the next step should be.
Yesterday evening Wesley Dixon from Structural Soils Bristol office competed in the Western Regional heat of the Geological Societies Early Careers Award. The award is aimed at young professionals (under the age of 30) who are starting off on their Geological careers.
Structural Soils was proud to support the SSAFA Essex Armed Forces charity by holding a ‘Big Brew’ event at their site in Bradwell, UK. The ‘Big Brew’ fundraising events, which take place across the year, help to raise vital funds to provide lifelong support to the Armed Forces and their families.
Drillers from site investigation services contractor Structural Soils and one of its larger drilling rigs came to the aid of DIY SOS’s most challenging build to date for the Roots Foundation Wales.
Following a recent UKAS audit, Structural Soils is proud to announce that its Castleford material, soil and rock testing laboratory has added the following aggregate and soil tests to its UKAS schedule of accreditation:
Structual Soils, an RSK company, has been named Company of the Year by Building and Facilities News, a leading publication for the UK building and facilities management sectors. The esteemed award was given “in light of [Structural Soils’] consistently excellent ground investigation services,” an article in the publication explains.
RSK and Structural Soils have been shortlisted an impressive six times at the Ground Engineering Awards.
Structural Soils, an RSK company, has been named a finalist in the Award for Technical Excellence, Ground Investigation Specialist of the Year and UK Project with a Geotechnical Value of between £1M and £3M categories, and on two occasions for Ground Investigation Project of the Year.
Structural Soils staff were on the judging panel for the western regional heat of the 2018 National Schools Geology Challenge. The competition was hosted by Wells Cathedral School on 22 February. Four teams of young geologists from across the region each prepared a poster and a five-minute presentation entitled ‘The Geology of an iPad’.
Structural Soils are delighted to launch our new corporate website to welcome in 2018! The new website is fully configured for use on your mobile, tablet or desktop with a clean and modern design which operates just as well via touch or mouse. The new website is jam packed with brand new content that describes our rapidly growing service and sector offerings.
On 8 November Structural Soils hosted 50 MSc Engineering Geology Students and two of their course leaders from Leeds University on site at Wylfa.
Structural Soils, an RSK company, is delighted to invite you to the launch of its new integrated site investigation services for the rail industry: RAIL SI and RAIL SI+PLUS.
Dynamic Sampling has recently started a four-month project for sister company Structural Soils at the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales, UK. The Wylfa Newydd project, run by Horizon Nuclear Power, hopes to develop low-carbon nuclear power production and see the first electricity generation at the power station by the mid-2020s.
On 28 September, the Structural Soils and Envirolab sales teams had a busy day, attending both the Contamination Expo Series 2017 and the Brownfield Briefing Awards 2017. The Contamination Expo Series is a collaborative event of six insightful seminars on areas such as land remediation and spill response.
RSK’s latest Knowledge Share event has been declared a success after 50 clients joined RSK staff and guest panellists at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum. ‘New insights into land development: Maximising returns and minimising risks’ brought together industry leaders to examine key issues facing land development. Held on 26 September, the CPD-accredited event was free to attend.
Last night, Structural Soils won two awards at the 2017 Ground Engineering Awards: Ground Investigation Project with a Geotechnical Value of over £500k, and the Health and Safety Award.
At the Structural Soils office in Bristol, UK, employees have adopted a local green transport initiative to encourage sustainable work-related travel.
Since RSK acquired Dynamic Sampling in April 2016, the team has been busy with plenty of project work, new staff and equipment, and gaining accreditation. Intrigued to hear what the last year has involved for the Derby-headquartered drilling business, e-confidential caught up with managing director Petar Stanojevic.
You are invited to A PRACTICAL INSIGHT INTO GROUND INVESTIGATION, 23 JUNE 2017, THE NATIONAL COAL MINING MUSEUM, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH
Structural Soils has just delivered the first of this year's in-house BS 5930 (2015) Soil Description training courses.
Structural Soils’ Justin Barrett (Director) and Eric Downey (Senior Engineering Geologist) attended the AGS Quality Results Seminar yesterday.
Employees at the Structural Soils Bristol office have attended a bespoke, two-hour spills training course which has been newly developed, by environmental consultant Paula Collins and the RSK environmental, health and safety (EHS) team.
50 of Structural Soils’ staff now hold Thames Water Safety Passports, enabling them to work on Thames Water projects – engineers, drillers, technicians and more.
Structural Soils were present to hear Dr. David Norbury tell a packed audience that the new 2015 edition of BS 5930 Code of practice for ground investigations is expected to be finalised this week and issued by the British Standards Institute (BSI) by the end of July.
In the three months since Christmas Structural Soils (SSL) have been awarded over £0.5M of work by Thames Water Utilities Limited (TWUL) or Tier 1 contractors working on their behalf.
Structural Soils Pleased To Announce Dedicated and Enhanced Capability In The South West
Stand-alone accreditation for Structural Soils.
Liverpool University is delighted to invite RSK’s award-winning ground investigation experts to give a free seminar on the latest developments in geophysical technologies and techniques, and their use in state-of-the-art ground investigations.
Structural Soils has recently finished a 3rd phase of site investigation works on the A82 at Pulpit Rock on the banks of Loch Lomond.
Structural Soils is committed to ensuring that all waste segregation is disposed of in a legally compliant manner and where possible.
Structural Soils is extremely proud that our entry of the intermediate onshore ground investigation for the Wylfa new-build nuclear reactor (Anglesey, UK), in the 'UK Project with a Geotechnical Value over £1M' category at the 2012 Ground Engineering Awards was HIGHLY COMMENDED.
Structural Soils are a Silver Partner for the London Rail conference. Join us by booking your place today using our unique discount code, saving you up to £350 off the late rate!
Structural Soils is working with various clients on projects to harness renewable and free energy from many sources.
In April 2008 RSK Group's site investigation contractor, Structural Soils, was commissioned by Transport Scotland to help assess three options to alleviate traffic on the A82 near Pulpit Rock, Loch Lomond.