Tuesday was a very early start. From helping the Rotary Club with putting up the Christmas tree in Arundel town square we dashed to London for the ACE Sustainability Group meeting. Very interesting discussion about why using the 5 capitals models for sustainability (as discussed in the Future of Consulting Paper https://www.acenet.co.uk/media/4458/foc-a5-overview-2019.pdf) in project procurement would be a fantastic driver [...]
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Here at Geo-Environmental we do like a good statistic, this one is from the recent Bentley Keynetix User Conference. This underscores the importance of undertaking properly specified ground investigations!
Many thanks to Bentley from both Jon Tingley and Mike Brown for organising such an interesting conference Past conferences have always been very thought provoking but now that Keynetix have become part of the Bentley group, there are even more possibilities. I will begin the process of replanning our IT infrastructure this afternoon! More about Bentley Keynetix User Conference: [...]
"If you’re not already engaged with the ACE about the Future of Consulting, I would urge you to do so. There were a lot of really interesting discussions on how the consultancy industry in the construction sector can redefine itself to better meet the needs of the future. Much has been written about the difficulties that everyone faces due [...]
"There were some very interesting insights at the ACE Future of Consultancy Conference and I would like to share some slides with you on export potential. At a time when we do appear to be heading for a relatively flat economic period, this is a timely reminder that there is still an awful lot of opportunity for winning new [...]
Interesting article in Infrastructure Intelligence this week regarding the end of the UK's rail franchising system. Mike Brown, commercial director of Geo-Environmental Services Ltd and chair of the ACE’s rail sector interest group, was asked to comment: It has become clear that rail franchising does not help collaboration across the network and this has prevented the railway from working as [...]
"Some great speeches at the Future Of Consultancy Dinner hosted by the ACE last night. The ACE are absolutely right in getting its membership to focus on change. In particular the digital revolution and the changing demands of society are having an impact right now and the pace of change will intensify. There are barriers to achieving the vision but [...]
We were delighted to recently hear the announcement that we have been named by Building and Facilities News as the recipient of their Environmental Consultancy of the Year Award. "Building and Facilities News is proud to announce that Geo Environmental has been chosen to receive our Environmental Consultancy of the Year Award. For over 20 years, Geo Environmental, founded in [...]
Many thanks to Steve Knight and his colleagues at i2 for inviting us to the Brownfield Briefing Awards. It was a really good night and great company! Congratulations to all the winners: Best Project Preparatory Work: BuroHappold Engineering and Elmbridge Borough Council ... Best Scientific/Technical/Digital Advance: QROS Limited ... Best Public Engagement and Participation: National Grid ... Best Application of Remediation Technologies : WSP and AstraZeneca ... Best [...]
Very interesting times we live in at the moment. Over the last few months I have attended a lot of meetings with the ACE, Pension Companies, Insurance Companies and other construction companies. Almost everyone I have spoken to has complained about how volatile the trading environment has become, with the blame being laid at the volatility of UK politics at [...]