WJ Groundwater will be exhibiting on both days, and can be found on stand C3172. Designers, Engineers, Project Managers and Directors will be attending both days and will happy to explain all of the services we have on offer.
We are happy to be a part of this year’s ScotlandBuildExpo. Come and find our stall G32 on 23 / 24 November at the Glasgow SECC where you can meet some of our dewatering experts. We’ll be happy to answer any questions about our industry and to tell you what we’ve been up to and maybe a glimpse of what we’ll have up our sleeves next. So come and say hello.
On the 10th of May, WJ Groundwater’s Director (Overseas) Paul Turner attended a MEED Breakfast Event entitled, The Outlook for GCC Construction and Projects. The idea behind the event was to share ideas where ‘Chatham House Rules’ have been invoked. For those curious, the rules were invented in order to encourage open discussion on any matters without the speaker having to go ‘on record’. In effect, information is shared freely but the speaker can remain anonymous and uncredited if the speech is documented.
The School of Engineering at American University Dubai (AUD) hosted the 3rd edition Deep Foundations Institute Middle East Conference (DFIMEC) 2016. The event is one of the most important and well attended in the region and is a leading technical conference in the field of foundation engineering.
WJ Groundwater’s Paul Turner (Overseas Director) (front row – far right) attended the Spring 2016 Meeting of the Advisory Board of the Department of Civil Engineering. The board met at the AUD School of Engineering in Dubai on 22nd March (2016).
WJ Groundwater’s Chairman Dr Toby Roberts is a keynote speaker at the DFI Middle East Conference 2016 (Deep Foundations Institute) at the American University, Dubai on 11-12 May.
The bi-annual event provides a great opportunity for dewatering experts, geotechnical engineers and industry academics to network, and fact share. There is also a series of talks and demonstrations. Each year the conference revolves around a different theme. This year it is ‘Value Engineering in Geotechnical Practice – Application and Case Histories’.
WJ Groundwater’s Middle East Director, Paul Turner recently attended the excellent UK-Lusail Day event. Taking place on the 1st of March at the Lusail Real Estate Development Company Headquarters the well-atttended meeting was organised by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).
Paul was able to meet with several key decision makers to learn more about the ongoing construction of Lusail City. He was lucky enough to spend some time with the Construction Director of Infrastructure for Lusail too.
WJ Groundwater is thrilled to announce that it’s a nominated finalist at this year’s Ground Engineering Awards, The Hilton Park Lane, London on the 30th of June. We have been nominated in the Product and Equipment Innvovation category for in-tunnel drilling, dewatering, depressurisation and probing implementation on the London Crossrail project.
WJ Groundwater’s Toby Roberts was one of three speakers at a well-attended Groundwater Control In Urban Areas conference organised jointly by the Geological Society Engineering Group and British Geotechnical Association. The event was a part of the celebration of a Year of Water and was focused on dewatering. Toby was one of the experts invited to speak about the groundwater control in cities and its challenges – including increasingly restricted locations and potential impacts arising from the interaction of dewatering and urban environments. The three speakers explored the subject using examples of recent dewatering projects in the London Basin.
Toby gave a presentation concerning dewatering and depressurisation strategies used to target the Lambeth Group Channel Sands for the tunnel works in London.
WJ Groundwater recently attended the well supported annual NCE Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards. The event took place on the 3rd of December at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
WJ was nominated for an award alongside BBMV JV Crossrail C510 in the Ground Investigation and Monitoring award category for the sub-surface dewatering for a steeply inclined SCL tunnel. Unfortunately, WJ didn’t win this year but our client BBMV were worthy winners in a number of other categories.
L to R – Dickie Dexter (J Gallager Tunnelling), Andrew Morgan (Tunnelling Consultant), Toby Roberts (WJ Groundwater Chairman))