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Testconsult is NCE Consultant of the Year Finalist
For the second year running, Testconsult's growth and technical expertise in the construction sector has been recognised by the
New Civil Engineer and the Association of Consultancy and Engineering and has been selected as a Specialist Consultant finalist at their annual awards ceremony, held recently in London.
Testconsult is heavily involved with testing and instrumentation on a...
Testconsult Harlow welcomes Neale Walden as General Manager - March 2013
Neale Walden has recently joined Testconsult as General Manager of our Harlow Laboratory. Neale is bringing over 30 years of management, sales and techncial experience to Testconsult, from both the civil and electro-mechanical field.He will be leading the existing and growing team at our Harlow operation to provide our growing list of customers with all their construction materials testing needs.
Testconsult to present challenging paper at pavement conference - February 2013
Please make a note of the forthcoming conference in Liverpool on
Sustainable Construction Material and Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure on
27 and 28th February 2013 at John Moores University.
Testconsult will be exhibiting and we would welcome an opportunity for a chat, so please do come along and visit us on our stand.
Richard Stain and Mark...
Indian Technical Visit - Dec 2012
Testconsult recently participated at the annual Indian Geotechnical Conference, this year held at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. Over 600 participants took part in the conference covering advances in geotechnical engineering. Testconsult director, Huw Williams, presented a technical paper on the advantages and limitations of currently available non-destructive testing methods.
Testconsult is a CHAS Accredited Contractor - Nov 2012
Testconsult is now accredited under the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS).
This reduces duplication in supplying Health and Safety compliance information to contractors and CHAS buyers, and confirms Testconsult's commitment to providing a safe place to work for its employees. To obtain this accreditation CHAS has assessed Testconsult on the following:
Foundation checks on Hungarian Power Lines - November 2012
Testconsult has just completed trials in Hungary to demonstrate the effectiveness of our TDR2 and BGCMap systems for assessing the dimensions and condition of transmission line foundations. In conjunction with local consultant Energin and power line company Mavir, trials were carried out over a section of line south west of Budapest.
Both of these systems are now becoming used by line...
Sonic Logging in Azerbaijan - July 2012
Azerkorpu are one of the largest civil engineering contractors in Azerbaijan, and are currently constructing stations for the extended Baku metro system. Construction involves installing deep diaphragm wall units around the station perimeter and the stringent Korean specification calls for sonic logging on a high percentage of panels to confirm integrity over the full depth and section.
Plate load testing at Cammell Laird wind farm facility - July 2012
Testconsult laboratory site teams have recently carried out 60 plate load tests at Cammell Laird shipyard, which now houses one of Europe’s largest wind farm component storage yards.
As part of a €2 billion development to build one of the largest offshore wind farms in Europe, Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Limited is developing critical dockside and lay down facilities at the...
Dynamic Pile Testing on Marine Piles, Southend Pier – June 2012
Following a fire which destroyed Southend Pierhead in 2005, a new development is underway which will accommodate a multipurpose cultural centre and caf. The building is to be located on the existing cast iron piled section of the Pier Head and the single storey building is designed with a wave form room to reflect its location of the sea.
Testconsult were commissioned by Kier London to carry...
1200 ton Static Load Test in Azerbaijan - June 2012
As part of a large scale pile load test for a new bank in Baku, in Azerbaijan, Testconsult were asked to provide a monitoring system capable of measuring the strain at various pile depths whilst under load. The piles in question were approximately 25m in length and 1.2m in diameter, with the load applied in stages up to 1200 Tonnes.
Testconsult’s instrumentation department created a...
Large scale shear box for Trondheim University - May 2012
Trondheim University NTNU has recently taken delivery of a SB2010 large scale shearbox, designed and manufactured by Testconsult Equipment. The equipment is being used by the rock mechanics department to assess the strength of the interface between tunnel lining materials and rock, using custom designed shear box inserts.
Testconsult Equipment is able to modify any equipment and software that...
Pyrites Causing Upheaval in Ireland – April 2012
Damage caused by pyrites has now become a major issue particularly in Ireland where the use of pyrite laden aggregate has been widespread.
Pyrite (FeS2 Iron Sulphide) is a common mineral, of which traces are often found in sedimentary type rock used to make crushed stone for backfill. In the presence of water and oxygen the pyrite crystals expand and swell, which can cause any retaining...
Testconsult is Specialist Consultant of the Year finalist – April 2012
Testconsult's continued growth and technical expertise in the construction sector has been recognised by the
New Civil Engineer and the Association of Consultancy and Engineering, by being selected as a Specialist Consultant finalist at their annual awards ceremony, held recently in London.
Huw Williams, Director at Testconsult says "The diversity of contracts we are involved with...
440 Tonne Offshore Pile Load Test in Guinea, West Africa - March 2012
As part of a new project to exploit the mineral wealth of one of Africa’s poorest countries, Testconsult were invited by the Guinea Alumina Corporation to perform a 440 Tonne static load test on an offshore test pile. Testconsult’s client on the project was SETH S.A., a Portuguese specialist marine construction company. Bechtel International were the main contractors on site, with design work...
New Testconsult Spanish JV win Crossrail contract - February 2012
Testconsult are delighted to announce the formation of a new joint venture company with Euroconsult SA of Madrid.
The new company,
Eurotestconsult UK Ltd
was formed specifically to work for Spanish contractors operating in the UK.
Director, Dick Stain said “We have had links with Euroconsult for many years and have worked extensively in...
Middle East seminars on NDT a success - February 2012
Testconsult recently presented two seminars on up-to-date foundation testing methods in Dubai and Qatar. Both seminars attracted a large audience of engineers from though out the region, including UAE, Kuwait, Iraq and Saudi.
Huw Williams, key speaker at the seminars is a Director of Testconsult and sales manager for specialist testing equipment manufactured by Testconsult Equipment.He stated...
Testconsult Expands in the South East - November 2011
Testconsult in Harlow has increased its capacity to meet an increasing demand for its services in the South East. It has relocated to larger laboratory premises in Harlow, enabling Testconsult to expand the range of services offered in the region.
Mark Collyer, Harlow Laboratory manager, says “Our constant aim is to provide exceptional customer service. A recent customer...
Testconsult and TRL in Partnership – September 2011
We are delighted to announce a partnership arrangement between TRL and Testconsult.
Once a government organisation best known for impact testing of vehicles, the TRL is now an independent and world class supplier of transport consultancy and expertise. Testconsult offers complementary services, such as UKAS
accredited testing services and specialist equipment manufacture. The two...
Pile Testing in Boomtown Dubai – August 2011
Testconsult were recently involved with pile integrity testing on the prestigious new Dubailand project, situated in the desert, a few kilometres outside of Dubai City in the United Arab Emirates. Dubailand is set to become the world’s largest theme park, hotel complex and retail mall. The vision of the project will attract the tourist dollar to Dubai and diversify the long term economy of the...
SIMBAT Dynamic Pile Testing in Malta – August 2011
Work has started on a new ferry terminal in Cirkewwa, Malta. The project budgeted at €12 million, will include a passenger-handling building with a capacity for 800 people together with an elevated foot passenger gangway, a new bus terminal, vehicular marshalling and parking areas and a new police station. There will also be upgrades of the existing quays including a new berth at the north quay and...
Testconsult Engineers conquer 3 Highest Peaks in Great Britain – August 2011
7 fearless ‘mountaineers’ left Testconsult’s Warrington headquarters one Saturday morning aiming to raise the company flag on the three highest peaks in the UK in 24 hours. Every last detail was planned in advance,
including risk assessments, rations, liquids and transport – or so we though until the restricted 56mph minibus turned up!!
Everything would now...
Sonic Logging at Bodrum Airport, Turkey – July 2011
Turkish piling contractor, EGE Zemin has recently taken delivery of a new SCXT2000 sonic logging system for quality control of bored cast in place piles they are installing for the new international airport extension at Bodrum Airport in Turkey.
Piles have been pre-selected for testing and prepared by installing steel tubes over the full depth of piles, in excess of 20m. Sonic logging...
TDR2 Pile Testing System goes Arctic - July 2011
Testconsult Equipment has recently been awarded the contract to supply the Russian Federal State Power Company FGCUES with 30 TDR2 Pile Integrty Testing systems to assess the condition and integirty of transmission line tower foundations across the Russian electricity network grid.
FGC UES operates power grid equipment in 73 regions of the Russian Federation, covering over 13.6 million...
Tension Pile Tests on busy A14 - June 2011
Helical steel piles have recently been installed along the A14 and A45 trunk roads by ScrewFast Foundations Limited, forming foundations for an elevated platform and new roadside matrix information signs. Testconsult Limited was called in as an independent specialist test house to verify the tensile load capacity of piles at several locations along the route.
All testing was carried...
Foundation Testing in Sri Lanka - April 2011
Geotest, a geotechnical testing company based in Colombo, recently took delivery of a new TDR2 pile integrity testing system. Their purpose - to provide the most advanced pile testing service in Sri Lanka.
Huw Willliams, Director of Testconsult was on hand to provide staff training, and also took advantage of the visit to present a technicial seminar to the Sri Lanka Geotechnical Society....
SPT Hammer Calibration first in Portugal - April 2011
Geocontrole, based in Lisbon, have become the first company to carry out SPT Hammer Energy analysis in Portugal, to ensure that their SPT testing equipment fully meets the requirements of Eurocode 7.
By setting up their own SPTMAN testing system they can ensure that SPT hammers can be regularly testing as and when they are pulled off site for servicing, or testing on site, as was the case...
SPT Hammer Testing in the Gulf - January 2011
Testconsult was recently in the Arabian Gulf to provide training for SPT Hammer Energy Analysis testing equipment, supplied to Gulf International Inspection Company, based in Kuwait. The SPTMAN system was chosen because of its user friendly interface, and easy reporting software, which will enable GIICO to ensure that all their SPT hammers are operating correctly and in a specified range.
Testconsult Appoints New Distributor in Russia - Dec 2010
Testconsult have signed an agreement with Russian equipment distributor 'JSC' Panatest, to promote and sell their equipment in Russia. We are now supplying Russian Language pile testing and corrosion monitoring equipment, specially adapted to suit the local harsh environments, with Panatest providing local technical support.
Testconsult was in Russia early in 2011, to promote the new equipment...