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  • Tony celebrates 5 years at Ruddlesden geotechnical!

    Tony celebrates 5 years at Ruddlesden geotechnical!

    08 Jul 2019

    To celebrate Tony being with us for 5 years, we took the afternoon off and hired some tandem bikes.Starting at the Quay, we cycled to the Turf Locks, stopping off en-route at the Double Locks (obviously) and returning to the Quay for a very pleasant ...

  • Helping to Keep the Royal Navy Fighting Fit!

    Helping to Keep the Royal Navy Fighting Fit!

    26 Jun 2019

    Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth has been a centre of excellence for Royal Naval Officer training since 1863. Ruddlesden geotechnical has been proud to undertake the ground investigation for a brand new, state-of-the-art physical training f...

  • Welcome to the team!

    Welcome to the team!

    19 Jun 2019

    It is with great pleasure that we welcome Hester Crothers and Cheryl Ettery to Ruddlesden geotechnical! Hester will be providing technical assistance to the engineering geologists and brings with her the unusual combination of strong administrative s...

  • No access? No problem!

    No access? No problem!

    13 Jun 2019

    This week, a crane was required to lift our drilling rig onto site to carry out a ground investigation. The site had no vehicular access, but this was not a problem for us and now seems to be an annual occurrence! Once on site, which it is hoped will...

  • RGIS is now complete!

    RGIS is now complete!

    10 Apr 2019

    Our GIS database, which we have called RGIS (can you see what we did there?!), is now complete! It is a record of all of the sites that we have investigated, totalling thousands of locations, with tens of thousands of exploratory holes and laboratory...

  • Ruddlesden geotechnical were matchball sponsors at Exeter City!
    Ruddlesden geotechnical were matchball sponsors at Exeter City!

    Ruddlesden geotechnical were matchball sponsors at Exeter City!

    05 Mar 2019

    We are proud to have been matchball sponsor again at Exeter City on Saturday. It was a shame about the result and the first half performance, but great hospitality, great company and great fun nonetheless! Come on City!...

  • Ruddlesden geotechnical is 15 years old!

    Ruddlesden geotechnical is 15 years old!

    13 Feb 2019

    To celebrate 15 years of business, everyone, together with a couple of Ruddlesden alumni, went out in Newquay for a meal and a few drinks! A good time was had by all! Thank you to all our clients and suppliers, who have supported Ruddlesden geotechni...

  • Continuous Ground Gas Monitoring Prevents Newly Built Houses from Demolition!

    Continuous Ground Gas Monitoring Prevents Newly Built Houses from Demolition!

    11 Feb 2019

    Ruddlesden geotechnical just finished working on a very interesting site with a ground gas problem. In his wisdom, our client had omitted to carry out a Phase 1 Contamination Assessment prior to construction of a residential development of 15 houses....

  • Ruddlesden geotechnical annual photo competition
    Ruddlesden geotechnical annual photo competition

    Ruddlesden geotechnical annual photo competition

    04 Jan 2019

    Always hotly contested and highly controversial, this year’s Ruddlesden photo competition did not fail to disappoint! This year's winner was last year's runner-up – Tony – with his shot of the "Difficult Access at the Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter"....

  • Ruddlesden geotechnical become corporate members of Exeter City FC Supporters' Trust
    Ruddlesden geotechnical become corporate members of Exeter City FC Supporters' Trust

    Ruddlesden geotechnical become corporate members of Exeter City FC Supporters' Trust

    12 Dec 2018

    Ruddlesden geotechnical are pleased to become corporate members of Exeter City FC Supporters' Trust! Football, and sport in general, is something that brings the team at Ruddlesden together! Exeter City is unique in that the fans (The Trust) are the ...

  • Engineering Geology and Geomorphology of Glaciated and Periglaciated Terrains

    Engineering Geology and Geomorphology of Glaciated and Periglaciated Terrains

    10 Nov 2018

    We attended a fascinating talk last night at the University of Plymouth by Professor Jim Griffiths, the editor of the recent Engineering Geology Special Publication 28: Engineering Geology and Geomorphology of Glaciated and Periglaciated Terrains. As...

  • Future Vacancy for an Engineering Geologist!

    Future Vacancy for an Engineering Geologist!

    19 Oct 2018

    We have an opening in the near future for an engineering geologist! Applicants at all levels will be considered, from a high calibre BSc or MSc graduate, to a senior or principal level, or even technical director! The successful candidate will be kn...

  • Michelmores 5k 2018

    Michelmores 5k 2018

    07 Sep 2018

    Team Ruddlesden enjoyed their annual 5k run around Exeter last night, despite losing a sportsman's bet! The Michelmores 5k is an charity run around the city centre of Exeter that is always well attended and good fun. This year, we made it a bit more ...

  • Ruddlesden geotechnical is now SMAS accredited!

    Ruddlesden geotechnical is now SMAS accredited!

    05 Sep 2018

    Maintaining high Health and Safety standards has always been part of how Ruddesden geotechnical operates. Ruddlesden geotechnical are now SMASaccredited! SMAS (Safety Management Advisory Services) is a nationally recognised Health & Safety accred...

  • Ruddlesden geotechnical's 4th Annual Golf Day!
    Ruddlesden geotechnical's 4th Annual Golf Day!

    Ruddlesden geotechnical's 4th Annual Golf Day!

    29 Aug 2018

    There was high jinx and high scores at Ruddlesden geotechnical’s 4th annual golf (pitch’n’putt) day! Whilst the quality of the golf was not always great, the views along the south Devon coast at Shaldon on a sunny, late summer evening were stunning! ...

  • New CIRIA publication

    New CIRIA publication

    21 Aug 2018

    Ruddlesden geotechnical are proud to have been part of the Project Steering Group for the recent CIRIA publication: A Guide to Small Brownfield Sites and Land Contamination. This document a great entry-level guide and essential reading for anyone inv...

  • Catherine's 5 Year Celebration!
    Catherine's 5 Year Celebration!

    Catherine's 5 Year Celebration!

    06 Jul 2018

    Catherine has been with us for five years and to celebrate we took the afternoon off (it was a sunny Friday) and went for a canoe down the canal. A few drinks at Double Locks were followed by a very pleasant meal at the Quay. She was pleased with her...

  • Training and Cruising in London!
    Training and Cruising in London!

    Training and Cruising in London!

    06 Jul 2018

    Tim, Tony and Catherine recently enjoyed an action-packed day in the capital! During the daytime, they attended the Brownfield Briefing Contaminated Land Site Investigation conference, to keep up-to-date on the latest thoughts and best practice on co...

  • ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards
    ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards

    ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards

    06 Jul 2018

    Our friends atAwcock Ward Partnership have been awarded highly commended in the community project category at the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards! Working closely with Ruddlesden geotechnical, who interpreted the geological and geomorphologic...

  • Waste Classification Training

    Waste Classification Training

    26 Mar 2018

    Ruddlsden geotechnical recently completed training to keep up-to-date with soil waste classification. If there’s one thing we try to convey to our clients, it’s that a Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC) test is not the same as waste classification. Soil...

  • Brownfield Briefing Ground Gas 2018

    Brownfield Briefing Ground Gas 2018

    02 Mar 2018

    Ruddlesden geotechnical attended this year's Brownfield Briefing Ground Gas conference. Topics covered included ground gas investigation, risk assessment & remediation, conceptual site models, continuous monitoring, vapour assessment, gas protect...

  • Rugby Day Out
    Rugby Day Out

    Rugby Day Out

    05 Feb 2018

    Rugby is the sport that brings our office together! After a very pleasant lunch at the Blue Ball Inn, we all went to watch Exeter Chiefs get a fantastic win against Saracens. This was followed by a few customary refreshments and a photograph with the...

  • Exeter City Matchball Sponsors
    Exeter City Matchball Sponsors

    Exeter City Matchball Sponsors

    15 Jan 2018

    Ruddlesden geotechnical were proud to be matchball sponsors at Exeter City this weekend. As avid supporters of both the city's football and rugby teams, sporting occasions such as this provide a great opportunity to socialise with colleagues, supplie...

  • Ruddlesden geotechnical Site Photograph of the Year!
    Ruddlesden geotechnical Site Photograph of the Year!

    Ruddlesden geotechnical Site Photograph of the Year!

    05 Jan 2018

    As a bit of fun that is taken quite seriously, Ruddlesden geotehcnical have an in-house competition for the best photograph taken during the year. The judges' decisions are often controversial, but the prize - the photograph framed on the wall - is a...

  • Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!

    19 Dec 2017

    Merry Christmas to all our clients, suppliers and associates! 2017 has been a great year of continued growth and we are looking forward to 2018!...

  • Asbestos in Soil Training

    Asbestos in Soil Training

    08 Nov 2017

    Stephen Forster from Remedia Group presented all technical staff at Ruddlesden geotechnical with a bespoke one day's training course on CAR-SOIL, which is CL:AIRE's unique and definitive guidance on the interpretation of the Control of Asbestos Regul...

  • 5-A-Side Charity Football Tournament

    5-A-Side Charity Football Tournament

    25 Sep 2017

    Despite the rain and our 100% losing record, we all enjoyed Redrow Homes' charity 5-a-side football tournament! It's the taking part that counts, after all, isn't it?! Our new shirts certainly looked the part, even if some of our skills did not! Desp...

  • Michelmores 5K

    Michelmores 5K

    11 Sep 2017

    Despite the early rain, everyone enjoyed themselves on the annual Michelmores 5k in aid of the charity Balloons. What's more, everyone returned in respectable times, all under 25 minutes, including the one with the number of the beast!...

  • Ruddlesden Geotechnical 3rd Annual Golf Day: Footgolf!
    Ruddlesden Geotechnical 3rd Annual Golf Day: Footgolf!

    Ruddlesden Geotechnical 3rd Annual Golf Day: Footgolf!

    25 Aug 2017

    Footgolf: the best game ever invented! We like football. We like golf. We love footgolf! Again, there were no winners of the 'Beat the Boss' prize, but lots of fun was had nonetheless! This was followed by a burger-as-big-as-your-face at The Pig and ...

  • 6-A-Side Football Tournment

    6-A-Side Football Tournment

    14 Jul 2017

    Ruddlesden geotechnical were joined by our friends at Girling Jones in the 6-a-side football tournament organised by AWPwith Cavanna Homes, Wainhomes and IT Champion. Despite being the tournament's lowest goalscorers, Team Rudd-Girling finished a res...

  • Thames Cruise
    Thames Cruise

    Thames Cruise

    13 Jul 2017

    Simon, Tony and Charlie enjoyed a great night in London, courtesy of Groundsure: a cruise along the River Thames, followed by drinks in the Gherkin! Groundsure are a key supplier of Ruddlesden geotechnical, providing much of the desk study data....

  • Devon Classic Bike Ride
    Devon Classic Bike Ride

    Devon Classic Bike Ride

    13 Jul 2017

    Ruddlesden geotechnical were pleased to support Hospiscare by taking part in the Devon Classic bike ride! The 25- or 60-mile bike ride was challenging, but the East Devon scenery made it very enjoyable! Fun as it was, the reason for the day was to ra...

  • GIS Project
    GIS Project

    GIS Project

    21 Jun 2017

    Ruddlesden geotechnical are very excited about the commencement of the development of their in-house Geographical Information System (GIS) database. This will allow historical borehole logs, trial pit logs, desk study information and laboratory testi...

  • Exeter Chiefs End of Season Dinner
    Exeter Chiefs End of Season Dinner

    Exeter Chiefs End of Season Dinner

    13 Jun 2017

    Ruddlesden geotechnical thoroughly enjoyed Exeter Chiefs' End of Season Dinner at Sandy Park! We were joined at our table by Will Hooley, who won the Community Player of the Year Award. Lots of fun was had by all at an event that raised much well-des...

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