Quantum’s Geotechnical Team successfully completed a three phased ground investigation in Welshpool on behalf of Dawnus Construction Holdings Ltd. The site works included rotary and dynamically sampled boreholes, trial pits, window sampling and in-situ testing at three closely sited areas for the development of an existing school and construction of a new school. The road network that currently serves the existing school and will also serve the new school was also investigated as part of the scheme. The £57k investigation was completed ahead of schedule during the school summer break.
Quantum welcomes back Ben Tucker as a Senior Engineering Geologist based out of the Exeter office. Ben previously worked for Quantum at its Llanelli office back in 2012. Following a move back home to Devon in 2014, Quantum are delighted to have Ben back on board. With a wealth of ground investigation experience and industry knowledge having been in the industry for over 10 years, Ben will be tasked with assisting to develop Quantum’s Client base and working relationships in the South West.
Quantum are one of the preferred contractors on the Coal Authority Framework, and were awarded the investigation works associated with an existing abandoned tin mine shaft to aid with stabilisation and capping design parameters. A series of open hole drilled boreholes were undertaken in August 2017 managed by Quantum’s South West Regional Office based in Exeter. The works were successfully completed and Quantum’s excellent relationship with the Coal Authority continues to thrive.
Quantum have completed a challenging ground anchoring project at Teignmouth Point, Devon. The works comprised the installation and testing of Dywidag double corrosion protected ground anchors and Ischebeck TITAN 52/26 self drilling anchors during the construction of a new sea wall and promenade by local marine specialists TMS Maritime Ltd. The works were carried out intertidally using our Comacchio MC600 drill rigs and Tei HEM 560 drill masts.
Quantum continue to establish themselves in the West Midlands, successfully completing its first ground investigation scheme on behalf of Worcester County Council. The £45k ground investigation formed part of the Council’s Strategic Economic Plan for the Highway Flood Adaptation Programme across Worcestershire to establish flood alleviation schemes. Comprising cable percussive boreholes, trial pits and cone penetration testing, in both the highway and adjacent lands, the two week site works were completed on time and to the satisfaction of the Client and scheme Engineers CH2M Hill (UK) Ltd.
The Ground Investigation site works at Plas Uchaf Reservoir, Llannefydd, North Wales is now completed. Working on behalf of Skanska Construction UK Ltd, Quantum were instructed in June 2017 to undertake a challenging investigation along the existing reservoir spillway. With intricate scaffold structures, procured by Quantum, required to create access for Quantum’s rotary drill rigs across the sensitive dam crest and into the spillway. The £200k contract and 8 week site works programme has been delivered successfully, with all interested parties extremely happy with Quantum’s service.
Following our recent annual Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme ‘RISQS’ audit we are pleased to announce that Quantum Geotechnical Limited have maintained our 5 Star RISQS Achilles Rating. With an increasing number of Quantum’s specialist site operatives and fully trained geotechnical engineers fully PTS and ICI certified; Quantum continue to increase their client base and work areas within the rail sector.
Quantum Geo-Contracting were awarded the contract to install a new rotork unit base and sluice gate at Milford Haven Lock on behalf of Milford Haven Port Authority. Works comprised temporary access works to the vertical access shaft, controlled demolition of the original concrete structures and the construction of a new reinforced concrete base. The final stage of the works was the removal by divers of the temporary steel sluice blanking plates allowing the new sluice gate to become operational.
Quantum Geotechnical’s Soils and Materials Testing Laboratory has recently extended its scope under the existing UKAS Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005. In addition to the existing UKAS Accredited Schedule for soils classification testing and concrete cube testing, we can now offer our Clients UKAS Accredited in-situ testing. This includes Plate Bearing Tests, CBR Tests by the plate bearing method and CBR Tests by dynamic cone penetrometer. This allows us to provide Clients with a high quality testing service, with the Accreditation required on most Public, Private, highways, building and infrastructure projects.
Inaugural Contract Award on the Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) Framework. Quantum have been awarded its first ground investigation contract for a site in St. Albans (£85k). Tasked with undertaking deep CP boreholes, DPSH probes and WS boreholes, the works are programmed for three weeks commencing last week in July. Two CP and two DPSH rigs will be drilling to depths of up to 40m through the local Chalk geology targeting zones of microgravity anomalies identified by pre-works Geophysical scanning. Opus International (UK) Ltd will be the Scheme Engineer.