Harrison News

Harrison Group news archive

September 10, 2018

Breakthroughs in Data Handling

Improving Efficiency by Data Validation  Our Project Inputting Tool (PIT) is transforming the way we validate and manage ground investigation data, saving time and money for our clients, says Harrison Group Environmental Data Manager Conrad Stewart.  Delivering all the data …

April 17, 2018

Constructionline Gold for Harrison Group

As part of providing the highest levels of quality of service to our clients, Harrison Group Environmental has now raised the bar as a Gold member of Constructionline. Previously a Silver member of the register, this increased level brings with it …

April 17, 2018

AGS Commendation Presented to Henry Chapman

Harrison Group Environmental places great emphasis on the safety of staff when working for the company, whether it be on-site or in an office environment. As part of this ongoing commitment, the company is pleased to announce that Henry Chapman …

March 17, 2018

New Sinkhole in Norwich City Centre

The long history of sinkholes appearing in Norwich is well documented, with the double-decker bus incident of 1988 making headlines around the world. The latest one opened up on Tuesday 13th March in Rouen Road, an important thoroughfare in Norwich …

March 7, 2018

Support for Boston Barrier Project

Harrison Group Environmental was part of the specialist team carrying out major ground investigations for the Boston Barrier flood defence scheme in Lincolnshire. The Boston Barrier is designed to better protect over 14,000 properties against tidal flooding in the area, …

February 21, 2018

New Management for Cambridge Team

We are pleased to welcome Jamie Austin to the staff at Harrison Group.  He is a Chartered Geologist with over 18 years of experience running investigations and undertaking detailed analyses and complex geotechnical designs.  As Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Jamie is …

January 2, 2018

Harrison Moves into Colchester

Harrison Group Environmental Limited is building on its reputation for providing quality geotechnical and geoenvironmental services for clients in Essex by opening a new office in Colchester.  The operation will be headed up by Principal Engineer Martin Cooper. He commented:  …

December 6, 2017

Harrison Gains Keynetix Highly Commended Award

The Keynetix ‘Geotechnical Data Highly Commended 2017 Management Awards’ ceremony was held at Jurys Inn, Oxford on 27th November 2017 and was attended by over 100 delegates.  Harrison Group competed against 6 other finalists in the ‘Data Collection and Reporting’ …

November 13, 2017

Harrison Raises Money During Stoptober 2017

A number of staff from Harrison Group participated in Stoptober 2017. Food luxuries were given up, and, despite a couple of forfeit days during the month, the abstaining was an overall success.   Some members of staff who took on …

October 20, 2017

Norwich Constructing Excellence Club 2017 AGM

We were delighted to sponsor the Norfolk Constructing Excellence Club’s AGM this year. It was great to hear from Doug Field, the new Chair of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, and to meet the winners of the Constructing Excellence East …

August 21, 2017

Volunteering for Norfolk Wildlife Trust

  As part of the 40th year anniversary activities carried out by the Harrison Group, a number of staff volunteered to help Norfolk Wildlife Trust.  On an August day that started out grey and showery, 12 of Harrison’s finest travelled …

May 26, 2017

Harrison Supports Norfolk Wildlife Trust

We are delighted to be supporting the great work of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust by becoming a Silver Investor in Wildlife. We are already planning a volunteers’ day later in the year, where staff will help out on one of …

April 10, 2017

Harrison Gets Muddy For Charity

A number of staff at Harrison Group kicked off the firm’s 40th anniversary celebrations on 2 April by running the ‘Only the Brave’ obstacle mud race in Elveden, Suffolk to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.  On a …

January 3, 2017

Chairman David Harrison Reflects

I am delighted to be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the company I set up as a ‘one-man-band’ in 1977 and which has grown to become a highly-respected business operating throughout the UK and in Europe.

September 12, 2016

BIM Capability at Harrison Group

Harrison Group Environmental operates to Building Information Modelling (BIM) level 2. – an overview of our capabilities follows.

August 12, 2016

Harrison Involvement in Run Norwich

Run Norwich is a 10-kilometre road race, organised by Norwich City FC Community Sports Foundation (CSF). This year’s run on Sunday 7th August saw over 4,200 runners take to the city centre streets and pass some of Norwich’s most iconic …

July 25, 2016

CL:AIRE – Latest Asbestos Guidance

CL:AIRE has recently published the Joint Industry Working Group Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition (C&D) Materials guidance titled “Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012: Interpretation for Managing and Working with Asbestos in Soil and Construction & Demolition materials: Industry …

May 16, 2016

BRE Soakaway Guidance Updated

Designers of soakaways should take a more holistic approach to site investigation, including consideration of contamination and ground risk, according to the 2016 update of BRE Digest DG365 Soakaway design.  Jon Archer, Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer at Harrison Group Environmental, said: …

May 10, 2016

Harrison Group Sponsor Risk & Reward Event

Harrison Group were very pleased to have sponsored this event entitled Risk & Reward held on 17 May by the Norfolk Constructing Excellence Club.  The session looked at how to identify unfolding difficulties and prevent them developing into crises, whilst …

April 13, 2016

Harrison Group Co-hosts Maltese Construction Visit to CITB

Harrison Group Environmental co-hosted a visit of representatives from Malta’s construction industry to the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in Norfolk last month, as part of its work to help improve construction industry practice in the country.  David Harrison, Chairman …

February 22, 2016

Harrison Group ‘Perfect Delivery’ for Morgan Sindall

Harrison Group are pleased to announce that our recent work for Morgan Sindall at RAF Mildenhall – Building 582 contributed to them receiving ‘Perfect Delivery’ for the overall project.  It is our ethos at the Harrison Group to work very …

December 21, 2015

Harrison moves into Cambridge from 4th January, 2016

Harrison Group Environmental is building on its reputation for providing quality geotechnical and geoenvironmental services for clients in the Cambridge area by opening a new office in the city.   The new office will be open for business from 1st …

November 2, 2015

UKAS Reaccredits Harrison Soil Testing Laboratory

We are very pleased to announce that the independent Harrison Group soil testing laboratory has once again been re-accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO/IEC 17025:2005.  The laboratory carries out a comprehensive range of physical testing methods …

September 21, 2015

BS 5930: 2015 – Code of Practice for Ground Investigations

A Revised version of BS 5930 (BS 5930: 2015, “Code of Practice for Ground Investigations”) has been published in August 2015 which replaces the previous 1999 version.  BS 5930 has underpinned ground investigation practice in the UK and abroad since …

May 25, 2015

Environmental Permitting – food processing industry

This is important information for the slaughterhouse and meat processing industries.   You may well be affected by the following information   Environmental permitting   What is environmental permitting? The Environment Agency (EA) have adopted an approach to controlling pollution …

March 17, 2015

Relocation of London office – Harrison Group

We are pleased to announce that on 26th February 2015, the London office of Harrison Group Environmental Limited will be relocating to larger premises. Our new contact details from this date will be:  Unit 12 Waterways Business Centre Navigation Drive …