Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors
We were delighted to have our sponsors and exhibitors at the Geo-Resilience 2023 Conference.
The conference was an opportunity for delegates to share experience, develop new collaborations and discuss new developments in the field. There were many opportunities for all in attendance to network and engage.
Blackwell, an Essex-based nationally operating earthworks specialist, is recognised as one of the UK's leading providers of specialist earthmoving contracting and professional services. Established in 1956, Blackwell collaborates with civil engineering contractors and consultants to deliver the UK's most significant infrastructure projects across the transportation, water and power sectors. Since its acquisition by Hargreaves Services PLC in 2016, Blackwell has re-focused its activities towards its traditional skill set of major earthworks on complex schemes such as HS2, Heathrow Expansion, the A14 Improvements and Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station. Blackwell has championed sustainability in earthworks for the last decade. In 2011, alongside the Highways Agency and Arup, Blackwell contributed to a University of Cambridge study into carbon emissions in earthworks that saw the creation of a carbon calculator for earthworks and the publication of a paper in the ICE Proceedings. Most recently, Blackwell's MD, Niall Fraser, reunited with his European peers who worked together for nine years preparing the 2019 European Earthworks Standard EN16907 to prepare a European Code of Practice for Sustainable Earthworks, due for publication in 2023. Niall works alongside Alan Phear from Arup and their counterparts in European. The Code of Practice aims to gather pan-European best-practice to enhance the sustainability of earthworks projects, building upon the fundamentally and inherently sustainable nature of earthworks.
ASTERRA (formerly Utilis) is a world leader in S.A.R. (Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellite-based infrastructure intelligence. The company’s patented algorithms for the detection of soil moisture types below ground bring to the market the only intelligence of this kind. By analysing S.A.R. imagery, ASTERRA collects hard, actionable data, which it puts in the hands of ground crews, planners, and engineers. Since its inception, ASTERRA has expanded its product line from “Recover” for water leak detection to include “Masterplan” for long-term water infrastructure planning and “Earthworks” for ground engineering intelligence across multiple verticals.
Arcadis: our purpose is improving quality of life by creating liveable places where people and communities thrive. We enhance mobility, so that we can move sustainably in and between our cities. And we work to protect the environment and natural resources for future generations. We focus on finding innovative and lasting solutions to the world’s biggest challenges, while making a difference to everyone’s lives, now and in the future.
We ensure our communities continue to thrive in the face of climate uncertainty by providing full climate adaptation measures across the life cycle of any asset – from landslide, washout and flood risk mapping and geohazard vulnerability assessments to the design and engineering of transport infrastructure, integrated flood resilience solutions, dams and river basins and resilient ports and waterways. We provide integrated solutions, with a focus on safety, economic and environmental progress, every step of the way.
Since 1996, Rocscience has been a company focused on bridging the gaps in analysis, design, and visualization tools for the mining and civil engineering industries. Born as a spin-off company from the University of Toronto, our software development combines innovation and research, allowing us to develop world-class software solutions that work for you today and will evolve to meet your needs tomorrow. Our motto “Geotechnical tools, inspired by you” means we are continuously listening to your specific geotechnical challenges so that we can build tools to help you overcome them. Whether you’re focused on slope stability, excavation design, or foundation analysis, our comprehensive suite of 18 programs means that no matter what your needs are, we have a software solution for your projects.
Concrete Canvas® (CC) manufactures a new class of materials, which are flexible, concrete-filled geotextiles that harden on hydration to form a thin, durable, waterproof and lower carbon concrete layer. Essentially, it’s concrete on a roll. All products are manufactured in the UK and exported to 80+ countries. Applications include channel lining, erosion control, weed suppression and containment. CC products utilise a low mass, low carbon technology which uses up to 95% less material than conventional concrete methods for many applications. CC is chemically resistant and will not degrade in UV light, with design life in excess of 120 years.
Fugro is the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, collecting and analysing comprehensive information about the Earth and the structures built upon it. Adopting an integrated approach that incorporates acquisition and analysis of Geo-data and related advice, Fugro provides solutions. With expertise in site characterisation and asset integrity, clients are supported in the safe, sustainable, and efficient design, construction and operation of their assets throughout the full lifecycle.