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05 Feb

USSHER Society conference 2020

At the beginning of January, Dr John Grimes and Matthew Owen attended the 59th Annual Ussher Society conference. The three-day conference for geoscientists with an interest in South-west England and related areas, included a field excursion day and two days of presentations. Dr Grimes delivered a presentation on Coastal instability in South West England – Triggers,…

01 Oct

Summer Work Experience at JGP

During the summer JGP had the pleasure of hosting a work experience Student, William Green. Not only was he interested in the work we do at JGP, he was motivated and self-confident. We thoroughly enjoyed having William with us, his enthusiasm for the industry and his willingness to learn made him an absolute pleasure to…

23 Aug

JGP Merit Award in Geotechnics at Plymouth University – 2019

Every year JGP sponsor a Merit Award for the most promising undergraduate in Geotechnics at Plymouth University. Geotechnical Engineering is a core Module in the second year of the BEng (Hons) Civil and Coastal Engineering course. The duration of this course is three years with an optional placement year between the 2nd and 3rd year….

16 Aug

A huge welcome to our new Graduate Engineer’s!

John Grimes Partnership Ltd has a long-standing relationship with Plymouth University and every year present the most promising undergraduate student in the Geotechnics modules with the JGP Merit Award. This summer JGP have had the pleasure of recruiting three of Plymouth University’s finest graduates. It also happens that one of these Graduates, Andrew Carter, won…

14 Mar

East Devon Cliff Stability Inspections

JGP undertake annual cliff inspections in East Devon on behalf of East Devon District Council (EDDC).  Working with rope access specialists, Abcas Ltd, JGP used rope access techniques to assess the stability of a number of cliff and coastal slopes in the area. This unique stretch of coastline forms part of the Jurassic World Heritage Site….

18 Feb

Lessons Learnt from Gunnislake, RGSC Annual Lecture 2019

On Saturday 16th February, Dr. John Grimes presented The Annual Lecture at this year’s Royal Geological Society of Cornwall’s AGM.  The lecture was entitled: “Old Gunnislake Mine: The Collapses of 1992, Investigation, Remedial Works and Lessons Learnt”.  Dr Grimes summarised the events and causes of the catastrophic mine collapses.  Additionally, how we should learn from…

17 Dec

Tate St Ives, Cornwall – AWARD WINNER 2018

The Tate St Ives project in Cornwall has received accolades from both the ICE and RIBA in their regional annual awards.  At the RIBA Awards, the project won both the RIBA South West Award 2018 and RIBA National Award 2018.  The project was awarded Winner of the Showcase Award at the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2018, with JGP…

13 Nov

SWRG ProGeo: SFM, LIDAR and Digital Resources

ProGeo is an annual one-day conference held by the South-West Regional Group (SWRG) of the Geological Society. This year, the ProGeo conference was held on 26th October at the Kenn Centre near Exeter.  The theme was centred around Resources in the South West of England. Rod Smith, Associate Director at JGP was one of the speakers at…

22 Oct

Dartmoor Society Debate 2018 – Yennadon Quarry

JGP were pleased to participate in the Dartmoor Society Debate 2018 on Saturday 20th October. The topic for discussion was “Are We Using Dartmoor’s Stone Resources Wisely?”. Andrea Robertson, Associate Director at JGP presented a talk on ‘Yennadon Quarry: continuing Dartmoor’s tradition of supplying building stone’. Other speakers included Mike Barr (independent geologist), who presented…