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20 Oct

Avoidance of Underground Apparatus

Geotechnical | Health & Safety | Staff | Uncategorised

Our staff in the Ground Investigation Team recently took part in a refresher training course on ‘Location and Avoidance of Underground Apparatus’. The training was completed by SSG training & consultancy and provides its attendants with a required level of understanding of the safety procedures and precautions associated with the use of Cable Avoidance Tools…

05 Feb

USSHER Society conference 2020

Environmental | Geotechnical

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,…

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 years….

18 Feb

Lessons Learnt from Gunnislake, RGSC Annual Lecture 2019

Civil | Geotechnical

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

Awards | Civil | Geotechnical

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

Geotechnical | Staff

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

Environmental | Geotechnical

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…

02 Oct

Paper Published by Ussher Society


JGP have recently had a paper accepted by The Ussher Society.  The paper will be included in their Proceedings of the Ussher Society publication, Geoscience in South-West England, 14, 192–200. Titled: ‘Evidence’ for transition between Authigenic and Allogenic Aquifer functioning related to Regional Uplift and Sea Level Change in the Plymouth Coastal Karst Aquifer. The paper was…

02 Jul

Tolcarne Beach, Cliff Stabilisation Works


In November 2016, a rock fall from the cliffs at Tolcarne near Newquay, fell onto the beach access road.  The access road was closed for public safety. JGP were engaged by Cormac to undertake the stabilisation design to secure the cliff before it could be reopened. The stabilisation works comprised the drilling of both soil…