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14 Mar

East Devon Cliff Stability Inspections

Civil | Geotechnical

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

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

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

Geotechnical

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

Geotechnical

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…

15 Apr

South West Contaminated Land Forum

Environmental | Geotechnical

Two of JGP’s geo-environmental specialists are on the committee of the South West Contaminated Land Forum (SWCLF), which meets quarterly, along with other regional consultants and local authority environmental health officers. One of the primary aims of the forum is to put together a protocol for dealing with arsenic in the Southwest of England, which…

01 Feb

Slope Stability Assessments, Isle of Wight

Geotechnical

JGP are carrying out slope stability assessments on the Isle of Wight on behalf of Island Roads. Island Roads is a partnership made up of VINCI Concessions, Meridiam Infrastructure and Ringway, providing a highway maintenance service for the Isle of Wight Council from April 2013 to 2038. JGP are providing Island Roads with ground investigation and…