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02
MAY
2018

Are Utility works the primary cause of potholes?

The Times newspaper has on Monday 30th April 2018 published several articles in relation to congestion and road works on UK highway infrastructure. One of the front page articles headed “Roadworks banned to fight plague of potholes”  outlines plans for government  to...
24
APR
2018

Concepts for the future – ATU final seminar

  After the ATU seminar held at Institution of Civil Engineers in Westminster last week in relation to innovation, research, and development of many new technologies relating to the underworld, the particular applications to street works was extremely engaging in terms of...
29
MAR
2018

Streets for the 21st Century

Streets for the 21st Century Workshop (February 2017) Presentations https://youtu.be/bbdXzFpEDX4
20
MAR
2018

Certification to ISO 9001:2015

Corehard Limited have successfully achieved transition and renewal audits to achieve certification in ISO 9001:2015 which replaces the older standard relating to 2008 version. This will be updated and reflected in all management and laboratory procedures going forward.  
26
FEB
2018

Pandascope – seeing beneath your feet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4cwms6L26o Short video on development and application of Pandascope system, facilitating high definition video of existing and constructed ground layers for rail and construction sectors.
07
NOV
2017

The cost of a pothole

A recent BBC news story quotes that a pothole cost a local authority in excess of £1.8 million pounds relating to a single claimant. Read the full story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-41523751  
02
OCT
2017

Pre-coated chippings in HRA roads – SROH requirements

Pre-coated chippings in HRA roads - SROH requirements There is now a considerable increase in interest around pre-coated chipping requirement for spread rate relating to street-works conformance. It usually arises from concerns raised as part of regular or statutory inspection...
11
MAY
2017

Using cone penetrometers for compaction quality testing

One of the primary issues relating to reinstatements in the Highway is compaction of bound and unbound materials. Many stakeholders apply use of Clegg Hammers to determine surface modulus and provide conversion to CBR% where required. It is good practice to apply such methods to...
17
JAN
2017

Testing Roman Foundations

Panda penetrometer being used to measure ground resistance below Chester City Walls to determine type and condition of underlying foundation and formation. This was able to provide information up to 5m below test site located at base of removed wall section about to be repaired...
20
SEP
2016

Do you want to see undergound

  Seeing is believing…. It has always been an elusive concept to see what is immediately beneath our feet. As beings that generally inhabit the surface, we rarely consider what a valuable asset the underground offers us going forward into the future. It is no...