24th April 2017
GDG are currently looking to expand our team across our Dublin and UK offices. Following a successful start to 2017 - we hope to grow our capabilities by between 10 and 15 members of staff before the end of the year.
21st April 2017
It is proposed to underpin a flood wall on the River Thames and due to the placement of fill the piles will experience negative skin friction. GDG used historical boreholes and relevant experience in the London area to determine parameters for the underlying soil. The analyses demonstrated that the soft clay underlying the fill would be susceptible to negative skin friction. GDG utilised an optimised approach for calculating negative skin friction that accounted for the development of a neutral point in the soft clay below which the negative skin friction does not occur and the soft clay resists the load acting on the pile.
12th April 2017
The world’s surface transport network has developed over thousands of years; emerging from the need of allowing more comfortable trips to roman soldiers to the modern infrastructure enabling modern vehicles to travel at high speed. However, in the last two decades, the world is changing very fast in terms of population growth, mobility and business trades creating greater traffic volumes and demand for minimal disruption to users, but also challenges such as climate change and more extreme weather events.