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New Graduate Engineer – William Ingle

GB Card & Partners welcomes William Ingle into the role of Graduate Engineer at our Exeter office.   William graduated from the University of Plymouth with a first-class honours degree in Geology and has particular experience in the use of ArcGIS to produce detailed site maps.

William is currently working with members of the GBCP team to develop his skills in both geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering in multiple projects around the UK.

How good are ground gas protection measures on buildings?

Dr. Geoffrey Card will be Chairing and Speaking at the CIRIA conference event “How good are ground gas protection measures on buildings?” tomorrow in London.  The average life of a commercial building is 30 years and a residential building is about 100 years.  Many do not have adequate (or rather old) gas protective measures in place.  Even if they have, as increasing rainfall and severe weather events become more frequent due to climate change, the existing gas mitigation can be adversely affected.

Dr. Geoffrey Card will:

  • Review guidance for existing development;
  • explain the problems with retrofitting gas measures for developments (residential, commercial and industrial) for both above ground (for people living and working in the buildings) and below ground situations (e.g. in basement);
  • explain the pros and cons of the available mitigation options and provide examples on how these can be done successfully
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Geological faulting under Wimbledon Stadium

Galliard Homes is currently developing the former Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium, with the car park being redeveloped for high-rise residential usage and the stadium also being demolished and re-built to create the new home for AFC Wimbledon.   GB Card & Partners has recently managed the ground investigation and provided planning and design support for the 6-hectare brownfield redevelopment. The investigation revealed geological features that can create significant risks to construction projects if not fully understood and investigated.  GB Card & Partners were able to design and implement an effective investigation strategy utilising the latest drilling techniques to mitigate these risks and assist in the substructure design.

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