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Welcome Agim to GB Card & Partners

GB Card & Partners recently welcomed yet another new member to the team, Agim Tafliku. Agim has joined as a Principal Engineer and has hit the ground running jumping straight in with some of GBCP’s biggest projects.

Agim has over 15 years’ experience in Environmental Consultancy, including undertaking initial desktop studies through site investigations, managing multiple sub-contractors requiring simultaneous on-site management and co-ordination to deliver the project on time.

What’s more, Agim is very knowledgeable on the stratigraphy of London and the South East particularly London Clay Formation, Lambeth Group, Alluvium, Mercia Mudstone and Upper Chalk Groups. Additionally, Agim is extremely experienced in coordinating and supervising excavation-based and in situ remediation solutions including dual phase extraction, soil mixing and chemical oxidation.

We’re excited to have Agim as part of the ever-expanding GB Card & Partners team, and he is already proving to be a valuable addition to the company.

To discuss any projects with Agim you can email him at

Faversham Lakes – Slope Analysis and Heritage Building Area

As well as developing the working platform design and supervising band drain installation at Faversham Lakes, GB Card & Partners’ Principal Geo-Environmental Engineer Valentina has also been undertaking slope stability analysis as part of a land raising exercise and flood bund design to protect the Heritage Building Area.

The land raise was required to rebuild an area of bank along the western lakes area of the site. GB Card & Partners provided a specification for fill material and compaction requirements, and undertook slope stability assessment using specialist geotechnical software. The assessment confirmed the long-term stability of various sections along the bank and nearby residential properties.

The geotechnical design of a flood defence bund was carried out to protect the Heritage Building Area. The Heritage Hub will involve the restoration of a 19th century gunpowder factory, providing information on the cultural heritage of the area, as well as offering a variety of educational facilities. The design included a sheet pile core to cut off groundwater, a waterproof membrane wrapped around and beneath the outer bund face, and an outer erosion layer, to limit scouring of the bund surface.

Valentina, along with all at GB Card & Partners, are proud to be working on the Faversham Lakes project, delivering much-needed housing, green space, and community areas on previously disused brownfield land.

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Faversham Lakes – Working Platform Design and Band Drains Installation

Valentina, GB Card & Partners’ Principal Geo-Environmental Engineer, has been working hard recently at our Faversham Lakes site in Kent.

As part of our geotechnical strategy for the site, an area historically used for the deposition of silt washings from quarry activities requires surcharging to accelerate the consolidation process. GB Card & Partners have therefore calculated the required surcharge and designed a system of band drains to meet the client’s requirements. Once complete, the area will be suitable for the adoption of strip or raft foundations, offering value and sustainability compared to a piled solution. The ground improvement has also reduced the requirements relating to road pavement design and minimised potential differential settlements between the dwellings and surrounding infrastructure.

GB Card & Partners have also designed the working platform to allow the installation of the band drains, processing site data, including shear vane testing on subbase materials, to provide real-time updates on the required thickness of the platform as the works progress.

Valentina has an extensive knowledge of the site at Faversham Lakes, and has built a solid relationship with the client, having been involved in the project for well over a year.


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