Working together to find PFAS

A look at how PFAS should be considered during site investigations. They say diamonds are forever — but unfortunately, PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) are here to stay as well. PFAS are a diverse group of synthetic chemicals that were used for over 50 years in industrial applications for stain resistance, non-stick materials and waterproofing. Beginning in the 1960s, PFAS became key components of aqueous film forming foams (AFFF) used…

How important is subsurface drainage?

Whether you’re building a highway, a house, or a hotel, subsurface drainage cannot be overlooked. We’ve all seen it happen. Construction projects that undergo meticulous planning are completed, and then lo and behold, begin experiencing moisture problems in the walls and floors only weeks/months after construction wraps up.  The culprit? Too many times is subsurface drainage overlooked when designing new houses, public spaces, and roads. Not even agricultural facilities are…

The most common safety risks for Geotechs!

Every October is Safe Work Month in Australia – a month that asks all organizations to commit to building safe and healthy workplaces. In recognition of this, we’ve put together this list of the most common safety risks to help ensure your people are safe when they’re out conducting site investigations, stability assessments, drilling and environmental monitoring tests – no matter what country they work in! Considerations for every geotechnical…

Change isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t have to be that way

From the founder – Declan Vanderhor I want to begin this blog entry by stating that this isn’t a sales pitch for TabLogs. Instead, think of this as more of a jumping off point to use in your own consultancy to objectively evaluate the effectiveness of your current workflows, and whether they need updating/modernising to meet the needs of today’s digital workplaces and fierce competition. Having spent more than five…

Five reasons to pursue Geotechnical Engineering

Working in Geotechnical Engineering is a career unlike other roles in STEM. We wanted to share five reasons why we think it’s the best place to be working. Let us know if we missed any reasons and we’ll add them to the list! 1.Working outside Working outside is a big part of being a Geotech. Most geotechs can spend anywhere up to 80 percent of their time outside on either…