ISO certification

We are pleased to report that AGEC has been re-accredited  for a further 3 years by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI). This accreditation  applies to Quality (ISO 9001:2015), Health & Safety (OHSAS 18001:2007) and Environmental (ISO 14001:2015) standards. AGEC’s objective has always been to maintain high quality standards of work through technical excellence [...]

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Adding value with geomorphology

We don’t want to rail against computer modelling – we advocate high-end numerical modelling where it can add value for our clients – but we put huge emphasis on putting eyes on the site and examining the site’s geomorphology. It’s a core skill of ours which will never be superseded by complex constitutive soil models [...]

The joy of Earthworks Engineering

We’re very much looking forward to getting our teeth into the Second Edition of Neil Trenter’s seminal Earthworks: A guide which has been updated by Paul Novak and Peter Gilbert. The revision brings the original edition into line with Eurocode 7 and BS6031:2009 but as stated in the preface to the second edition “since earthworks [...]

Welcoming CIRIA C750

The second edition of the much-used best practice guidance (replacing CIRIA C515 probably the de facto CoP for groundwater control in the UK and Ireland) is a welcome addition to the library here at AGEC. Aside from addressing the many typos of the first edition, the main changes are to Health & Safety and Environmental [...]

Adding value to energy geotechnics

At AGEC we think our experience in energy geotechnics, specifically wind farm construction, is almost unparalleled. We’ve been involved in almost 200 separate projects and provide an extensive menu of services from project inception though to commissioning. However, our philosophy is the real key to success. It’s based around the intangible qualities we bring to [...]

System reliability in slope stability

Last month’s issue of Geotechnique contained a paper by Reale, Xue and Gavin titled “System reliability of slopes using multimodal optimisation” [] which we thought was excellent. The author’s present an algorithm for examining many modes of failure of slopes simultaneously stating, correctly, that for a given slope, two potential failure mechanisms might exist with [...]

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AGEC Strategic Alliance with CMW Geosciences Pty Ltd

AGEC has formed a strategic alliance with CMW Geosciences in order to provide enhanced analysis and design services on a local and international basis by combining team strengths from Ireland, UK, Australia and New Zealand. AGEC established an office in Western Australia in February 2012 and since then, AGEC has been involved in many high [...]

Voids within quarries – detection, survey and management

Our sister company, SubsurfaceLaser Scanning, has teamed up with Tarmac to present a joint paper at this year’s ExtractiveIndustry Geology (EIG) Conference on the topic ‘Voids within quarries – how to detect, survey and manage’. Presenting the paper on behalf of Subsurface Laser Scanning will be Director, Subsurface Laser Scanning and Senior Manager, Liam Murphy. [...]